Recommended Reading: May 31 – June 6

Below are this week’s recommended readings from across the internet. May you find these article interesting and thought-provoking. Cheers, JP If You Only Read One Article, Read How I Evolved on Gay Marriage by Matthew Schmitz Theology and Religion Twenty-Five Myths [About the Christian Faith] by James Emery White On Chicago’s Muddy Waters by MikeContinue reading “Recommended Reading: May 31 – June 6”

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KJV Family: ASV, RSV, and NKJV

This post is part of our ongoing series examining the King James Family of Bibles. American Standard Version (Revised Version) The Revised Version of the KJV was introduced in several stages, with the English Revised Version being completed in the 1885, and the American Standard Version first being published in 1901 (Bruce, 138). This translationContinue reading “KJV Family: ASV, RSV, and NKJV”

The King James Version Bible Family

Over the next week, Pursuing Veritas will take a look at one of the most influential “family trees” of English Bible translations, that of the King James Version. As one of the most influential editions of the Bible (ever, but especially in the English language family), the 1611 KJV has spawned countless translation “offspring”, editionsContinue reading “The King James Version Bible Family”

Recommended Reading: May 24 -30

Below are this week’s selection of recommended blog posts from across the internet. May you find them thought-provoking and insightful. Cheers, JP If You Only Read One Article, Read How Jesus Became “God,” per Ehrman by Larry Hurtado Theology and Religion Christian Pornography Addiction: A Study in Personhood by Ben Cabe Who Am I? HenriContinue reading “Recommended Reading: May 24 -30”

Rethinking Authority During the Reformation

The issue of authority within and for the church has long been a topic that has sparked debate within the Christian tradition. Even in our own context questions remain concerning the Christian’s attitude toward the state, the role of women in the church, and questions concerning the sufficiency of ecclesiastical offices. In the essay thatContinue reading “Rethinking Authority During the Reformation”

Recommended Reading: May 17-23

Below are this week’s recommended readings from across the internet. As always, I hope that you find them insightful and challenging. Cheers, JP If You Only Read One Article, Read The Days of Socially Acceptable Christianity are Over by Robert P. George Theology and Religion Treating People Like Human Beings by Ben Cabe The FutureContinue reading “Recommended Reading: May 17-23”

Where Did We Get the New Testament?

Some of the most common questions that I am asked are some variation of “Where did we get the Bible?” or “Why are these specific books included in the Bible?” Obviously complete answers to these questions are long, complex, and remain the topic of scholarly discussion. For those of you not planning to pursue aContinue reading “Where Did We Get the New Testament?”

Deaths of the Apostles

While Christians often talk about the death (and resurrection) of Jesus Christ, they often don’t give much thought to the the deaths of his earliest followers. No doubt this is because of the centrality of Christ’s death and subsequent resurrection for Christian faith. Additionally, the historical sources for accounts of the deaths of the apostlesContinue reading “Deaths of the Apostles”