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  • Why every good Christian is an Atheist!

    May 3, 13 • Isaiah, Theology, Uncategorized1 Comment
    Why every  good Christian  is an Atheist!

    There is an error common to many Atheists and Christians, though they believe their ideas are quite different. The mistake is easily made the words God and god look almost alike. So it seems obvious that “God” is a “god”. Few things sensible people believe could be further from the truth.  ...

  • What is the Bible? (Part 2) A hologram?

    Nov 19, 11 • Uncategorized3 Comments
    What is the Bible? (Part 2) A hologram?

    Many people think the Bible is like a hologram, any part of which shows the truth. The practice of scholars, preachers and teachers, of citing single verses or lists of verses to demonstrate something, encourages this view. The claim that the Bible is “inerrant” in all its parts seems to seal the idea. Yet in [&hellip...

  • Aagh technical difficulties

    May 14, 11 • Uncategorized1 Comment
    Aagh technical difficulties

    I had to reinstall all the posts here from a backup. Now the little audio player that allowed you to play the files on the page (rather than downloading them) is broken. To do it another way means manually editing over 200 posts πŸ™ Can anyone help...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 3: Jesus reads more Scripture

    Feb 18, 10 • Uncategorized3 Comments
    Casuistic and apodictic: part 3: Jesus reads more Scripture

    Video version here. We look at how Jesus reads other Bible passages (still in Matthew 5) to begin confirming the hypothesis that to read Scripture with Jesus is to make it so extreme that rules (casuistic law) become goals (apodictic command). Before you get to the next podcast it would be a good idea to [&hellip...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 2: The Jesus Key

    Feb 9, 10 • Uncategorized5 Comments
    Casuistic and apodictic: part 2: The Jesus Key

    Video version here. In this I’ll tell you how I think Jesus offers the key to how we should understand the casuistic laws of the Old Testament. It’s simple, but as I’ll go on to show in later ‘casts profound. The clue is found in a passage we’ve looked at before (Matt 5) especially in [&hellip...

  • Casuistic and apodictic: part 1: What the terms mean

    Feb 2, 10 • Uncategorized1 Comment
    Casuistic and apodictic: part 1: What the terms mean

    Video version here. The distinction between casuistic and apodictic formulations of “legal” material in the Bible, seems like a prime example of scholarship which has lost touch with the needs of real Bible readers. Not least the abstruse technical language puts people off. Yet this distinction has deeply theological consequences, and Jesus seems to “fulfill” [&hellip...