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What does the atheist do to comfort, celebrate and give purpose to his life? It would seem a new trend attempts to meet such needs. How about attending an ’atheist church’? (Picture Credit) Continue reading
How would an advertising specialist, psychologist, Christian apologist, New Testament scholar, Old Testament Scholar and scientist answer the question, does truth exist? On Saturday, November 2, six speakers had a chance to share their unique views. If you were unable to attend this exciting and informative event, I’d like to summarize a few of my notes from the speakers. Continue reading
New Testament Greek IV: Syntactical Analysis
This course is the fourth of the New Testament Greek courses. This course will focus on syntax and grammatical relationships in three passages that will help the interpreter to understand the intentions of the author and how to make interpretive decisions based on the text. There will be eight (8), two-hour sessions; each text will be studied over two class sessions: Colossians 1:3–20; Mark 1:4–20; Revelation 1:1–20; and 1Timothy 2. This course is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of New Testament Greek. (Guests are welcome for anyone who wants a “Taste” of New Testament Greek.)
The New England School of Theology is honored to interface with evangelical scholars in the local community. Among our number we have a gifted individual in Chip Anderson. Chip takes an active roll in the community, writing, speaking, teaching, preaching and participating in conferences both near and far. His academic and publishing accomplishments are available to view at his faculty webpage. Chip has recently published his second book entitled, Wasted Evangelism, Social Action and the Church’s Task of Evangelism / A journey in the Gospel of Mark, which is available at Wipf and Stock Publishers.
I was able to ask Chip a few questions about his new book.
We often believe that scientists are ‘cool calculators’ meaning that they are dispassionate observers prepared to dissect an object and report the details impartially (despite some of the Hollywood images of mad scientists). Are scientists ‘cool calculating’ thinkers or does attitude and virtue influence the work of a scientist? (picture credit). Continue reading
Remember George Orwell’s 1984? You might have read the novel in high school or college. It explores a chilling future world where the government has defined ‘thoughtcrimes’ and set up a police force (thought police) to monitor individuals actions, words and movements. Sounds impossible? Continue reading
Plan to attend! The conference will be held Saturday, November 2 2013 at at Trinity Church in Fairfield, Connecticut. For more information and to register, please visit our conference page.
During a recent sermon, I heard some troubling things about Bill O’Reilly’s current book “Killing Jesus”. The ‘no spin’ – popular cable vision commentator has previously written two best – selling books “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Kennedy”. In an interview, with Norah O’Donnell of 60 Minutes, O’Reilly disclosed his and co-author Martin Daugard’s intentions with the book. Continue reading