Category Archives: Jesus and Christology

Are You Smarter than a Trinitarian? Part One: Responding to Mormon Misdirection on the Trinity

Ronald Kimmons is a Latter-day Saint businessman with political ambitions, a self-described “digital marketing professional, linguist, and smartypants” who has also spent a lot of time answering questions on the popular Q&A website Quora. According to his Quora profile, Kimmons, … Continue reading

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Jesus the Divine Bridegroom: Michael Tait’s Case for a High Christology in Mark

  Tait, Michael. Jesus, the Divine Bridegroom, in Mark 2:18-22: Mark’s Christology Upgraded. Analecta Biblica 185. Rome: Gregorian & Biblical Press, 2010.       Michael Tait is a former schoolteacher and headmaster with two doctorates who sought but never … Continue reading

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Lydia McGrew on Credentials and New Testament Scholarship

Lydia McGrew is a scholar trained in the study of literature (her Ph.D. was in English literature), an accomplished author of peer-reviewed publications in philosophy (including epistemology and philosophy of religion) including some directly relevant to Gospel scholarship, and recently … Continue reading

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Looking for a Low Christology in the Gospel of John: A Review Article

Kim, Yung Suk. Truth, Testimony, and Transformation: A New Reading of the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014.   Yung Suk Kim is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Exist before He Was Born?

Critics of the Trinitarian view of Jesus Christ as God incarnate sometimes argue that Jesus could not have existed before he was born. They point out that Jesus received his name “Jesus” when he was born (Matt. 1:21, 25; Luke … Continue reading

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If Jesus Healed Everyone Then, Why Not Now? Nabeel Qureshi and Healing, Part 4

Part 1 of this series, “A Failed Experiment,” provides the necessary background and explains my purpose in critiquing the late Nabeel Qureshi’s views on healing.   Perhaps Nabeel Qureshi’s main argument for thinking that it is always God’s will for … Continue reading

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Top 12 Books on the Resurrection of Jesus

Here are a dozen of the very best modern Christian books on the subject of the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. I have attempted here to refer to as many different authors as I can while still listing what … Continue reading

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Does the Book of Revelation Teach that Christ Is an Angel?

In the course of discussing other ancient texts about ascents into or visions of heaven in her 2006 monograph on 2 Corinthians 12, Paula Gooder makes the surprising claim that the Book of Revelation identifies Christ as “an exalted angel.” She offers two arguments in support of this claim. Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons for Accepting Jesus’ “I Am” Sayings in John as Historically Reliable

In a recent online kerfuffle, various evangelicals have expressed diverse opinions about comments about Jesus’ “I am” sayings in the Gospel of John that were made by New Testament scholar Craig Evans in his 2012 debate with Bart Ehrman.[1] I … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Christology? Comparing Trinitarian and Nontrinitarian Views of Jesus Christ

Jesus famously asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” (Mark 8:27). The answers people were considering at the time were generally variations on a single notion, which was that Jesus was some sort of prophetic figure. Today … Continue reading

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