Category Archives: Scot McKnight

Is the Cross Laughable?

I became aware yesterday of a site that parodies Christian theology and faith in general: mrdeity.com. It’s all great fun, I guess, if you have no fear of God. And the fact that I made that last statement qualifies me … Continue reading

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Descended into hell?

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Classic Christian Creeds and MJ

A few weeks ago, I blogged about an immensely enjoyable and edifying paper we enjoyed at the Hashivenu Forum in Los Angeles, by Mark Kinzer. You can see that post here. Yesterday, on Scot McKnight’s blog (Jesus Creed), he posted … Continue reading

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Jesus Creed and a Brush with Celebrity

What is it like to encounter one of your favorite writers and thinkers in person? Instead of the usual Sunday morning sleep-in, I rose early and brought my 18-year-old-about-to-move-out daughter with me to a church in Atlanta. When I go … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight on "Trickle-Down Scholarship"

A Christian theologian I follow closely (I read his blog 5 days a week and I’ve read a good number of his books) is Scot McKnight. Professor McKnight (North Park University, Chicago) is well-known on the internet with one of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scot McKnight, the Blue Parakeet

The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible by Scot McKnight, 2008, Zondervan. I like the Blue Parakeet and recommend it with one reservation (see below). I like this book because the metaphor is striking and memorable (I explain … Continue reading

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Bockmuehl: Jesus' Jewishness and the Historical Quest

Many thanks for a friendly reader who emailed me after my post,

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McKnight's A LIGHT AMONG THE GENTILES, Pt. 1

As part of my ongoing research for the book, Messiah, I am reading many portraits of Jesus by academic writers. If you didn’t already, see the post below, “Musings on Some Academic Portraits of Jesus” I’m working my way through … Continue reading

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Musings on Some Academic Portrayals of Jesus

I am working on an upcoming book, Messiah, and enjoying a great deal of reading and some re-reading of academic portraits of Jesus. I appreciate the wide variety of voices trying to get back to who Jesus was. I even … Continue reading

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From Scot McKnight's Blog: Gentiles in the Age of Israel

I am a frequent reader of “Jesus Creed,” a blog by North Park University professor Scot McKnight. He is discussing Christopher Wright’s book, The Mission of God, at the moment. Today he brought up a good point. I include below … Continue reading

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