aha moments

“aha” moments (19): Jared Byas

Posted by PeteEnns on March 16, 2015 in aha moments 30 Comments

Today’s post is part of our continuing yet intermittent “aha” moment series, this from Jared Byas. Byas (BA in Philosophy from Liberty University and an MAR from Westminster Theological Seminary) was in pastoral ministry from 2004 until 2011. He then left to teach Philosophy & Ethics at Grand Canyon University and co-launch MyOhai, a collective of creatives and

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“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (17): Michael Halcomb

Posted by PeteEnns on September 6, 2014 in aha moments 7 Comments

Today’s “aha” moment, the 17th in the series (and counting) is by T. Michael W. Halcomb (Ph.D., Asbury Theological Seminary, in New Testament), founder of the Conversational Koine Institute, a language teaching outfit that seeks to help folks learn ancient languages via a conversational and immersive approach. He has four degrees in biblical studies and

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“aha” moments: a pastor tells his story (15): anonymous

Posted by PeteEnns on August 11, 2014 in aha moments 9 Comments

I have long thought that the #1 factor in bringing about theological change is that “life happens”–new experiences that cannot be held in old containers. Many (but not all) of the “aha” moments posted thus far, including my own, have centered on some moments of intellectual clarity concerning Scripture that led to rethinking one’s view of the Bible, faith, and life.

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“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (14): Lindsey Trozzo

Posted by PeteEnns on August 8, 2014 in aha moments 44 Comments

Today’s “aha” moment is by Lindsey M. Trozzo (BA, Biola University, Biblical and Theological Studies;  MA, Talbot School of Theology, NT). Trozzo is ABD in her PhD work at Baylor University, where she is writing her dissertation is on ethics in John’s Gospel and utilizing Rhetorical Criticism to uncover John’s non-propositional ethic. Trozzo is also working at Texas Christian University as the Research

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“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (13): Carlos Bovell

Posted by PeteEnns on August 4, 2014 in aha moments 25 Comments

Today’s “aha” moment is brought to you by Carlos Bovell, a frequent contributor to this blog (for his last post go here and work backwards). Bovell is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and The Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto. He is the author of Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals (2007), By Good and Necessary Consequence: A

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“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (12): Megan DeFranza

Posted by PeteEnns on August 1, 2014 in aha moments 10 Comments

Today’s “aha” moment is by Megan K. DeFranza (PhD, Marquette University, MA Theology and MA Biblical Languages, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary). She is an author, educator, and facilitator of difficult conversations around sexuality and gender in the church. DeFranza has taught Theology, Church History, and The Great Conversation at Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Seminary as an adjunct

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“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (11): Chris Keith

Posted by PeteEnns on July 23, 2014 in aha moments Fundamentalism 77 Comments

Today’s “aha” moments post is by Chris Keith, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible, St Mary’s University, Twickenham. One of Keith’s interests is the application of social memory theory to the Gospels and historical Jesus. His most recent book is Jesus against the Scribal

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“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (10): Chris Tilling

Posted by PeteEnns on July 18, 2014 in aha moments No Comments

The 10th installment of our “aha” moments series is by Chris Tilling, Lecturer in New Testament at St Mellitus College and Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London. He is the author of Paul’s Divine Christology, co-author of How God Became Jesus, and editor of the recently published Beyond Old and New Perpectives on Paul. He appeared in the documentary, From the Dust: Framing

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