Alas, my gentle snowflakes, my internet is broken once again. O woe! O sorrow! I should have liked to post this on Thursday, but the connection tragically quit working. Behold the trials we must endure! Be that as it may, I was able to glean the following jewels from the blogosphere before it all went haywire, and am delighted to share them with you:
- It is no secret that, like the infallible Moisés Silva and the great J. Gresham Machen before him, I am utterly fascinated by the Epistle of St Paul to the Galatians; therefore, I was very pleased to see two excellent posts on that Epistle. Firstly, Mike Bird has made available a draft of the fascinating paper he will read at the upcoming annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, entitled “What if Martin Luther Had Read the Dead Sea Scrolls? Historical Particularity and Theological Interpretation in Pauline Theology: Galatians as a Test Case.” And then Steve Runge, in his wonderful new blog NT Discourse, has posted a fantastic discussion of meta-comments as related to Galatians 1:9. I look forward to the rest of his series on this subject.
- Rob Bradshaw has digitized and made available an article by the late great George Raymond Beasley-Murray (who is justly praised by Jim West) on the much-debated question of How Christian is the Book of Revelation? Many thanks to Rob for continuing to make such outstanding materials available, and of course, my heartiest congratulations to him on the birth of his son Caleb Luke!
- And finally, Sister Macrina Walker, OCSO, offers us a wonderfully sober perspective on the recently reported incident between Greek and Armenian monks in Jerusalem in a post entitled Violence and Our Perceptions, which I highly recommend to all troubled by or otherwise interested in such episodes, which unfailingly hit the news about twice a year.