Extracurricular Activities 5.23.15 — NT Hymns, The Nones, & Locating Heaven

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Larry Hurtado Gives a Suggestion on “Hymns” in the New Testament

As illustrated in the recent articles I’ve reported on in earlier postings, scholars continue to approach the question of “hymns/odes” in the NT in what I regard as a curious fashion.  They often first turn to “pagan” examples of hymns and formulate characteristics of Greek “pagan” hymns and poetry as a basis then for assessing putative hymnic material in the NT.  This I find open to questions for a few reasons, and I’d think a more inductive approach more sensible.

Carl Trueman on the Dying Art of Civil Disagreement

I spent the first half of last week at a seminar at an Ivy League divinity school, where a friend and I gave a presentation on ministry and media. I had resolved before speaking that I would refer…

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