On Academic Credentials and Self-Policing

When I read this article at The Aquila Report, I'm sad to say that I wasn't shocked. As a matter of fact the first thing I did was send a Facebook message to a friend with whom I attended seminary and asked, "Didn't you and I talk about this a few years ago?" For at … Continue reading On Academic Credentials and Self-Policing

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A Tribute to Dr. Morton H. Smith (1923–2017)

The Reverend Doctor Morton Howison Smith is dead. Word reached me of his death last night; I was saddened by the news, though I was not surprised by it. Dr. Smith had recently suffered a stroke, which in turn lead to the discovery of a brain tumor. Due to his advanced age, it was decided … Continue reading A Tribute to Dr. Morton H. Smith (1923–2017)

Virtue Ethics, the Billy Graham Rule, and Mike Pence: A Response to Karen Swallow Prior

In the past week there has been much ado about Mike Pence and the "Billy Graham Rule." The criticisms aimed at the Vice President for refusing to dine alone with a woman other than his wife have been all over the map; from accusations of "old-school sexism" to claiming that Pence's refusal is "rape culture … Continue reading Virtue Ethics, the Billy Graham Rule, and Mike Pence: A Response to Karen Swallow Prior

Review of Christian Theistic Evidences, by Cornelius Van Til

Cornelius Van Til, Christian Theistic Evidences. Edited by K. Scott Oliphant. 2nd edition. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P & R Publishing, 2016. 288pp. ISBN 9781596389236 $19.99 (paper). I have posted before about the importance of Van Til's Christian Theistic Evidences, so I'll not belabor all of the things I've already said. Allow me, however, to offer this in the spirit … Continue reading Review of Christian Theistic Evidences, by Cornelius Van Til

Review of Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus, by L. Michael Morales

Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus. By L. Michael Morales. New Studies in Biblical Theology 37. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2015. 347pp. ISBN 9780830826384 $27.00 (paperback) Every once in a long while, a book comes along that changes the way your read and approach Scripture. … Continue reading Review of Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus, by L. Michael Morales