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Motion 16

At the next session of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane in a few weeks time, the following motion is listed for debate: That this Synod:  a)    Acknowledges the request, in the book The Once and Future Scriptures, for dialogue … Continue reading

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Progressive Anglicans

It is surely ironic that the same weekend as I published a set of lectionary notes in which I call for religious leaders to disband the theological thought-police, one of my colleagues in ministry issued a call for people who … Continue reading

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Study Leave — Week Four

It is hard to believe, but already I have been in Israel four weeks. That time has certainly gone by very quickly. I guess one of the indicators that this has indeed been the case is my growing familiarity with … Continue reading

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An (un)Common Book of Hours

Peter Watkins has edited a set of reflections based around the weekday and Sunday readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). An (un)Common Book of Hours is available only as a digital text (eBook) and can be purchased online at … Continue reading

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Wife of Jesus papyrus fragment

The September 18 story from the New York Times about a papyrus fragment in which Jesus refers to someone (presumably Mary Magdalene) as “my wife” caused considerable controversy. There now seems to be a growing consensus among Coptic specialists that … Continue reading

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Wrongly dividing the word of truth

Recently I have come across a classic mis-use (and misrepresentation) of the Bible by those who claim to be its best friends. The Bible Society of Australia is currently promoting its “25 Words” campaign, encouraging people to read 25 words … Continue reading

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Why historical Jesus research matters

An extract from an essay I have just completed for a forthcoming collection edited my colleague, J. Harold Ellens: I am seriously interested in what Jesus may have done about certain issues we face as humans. I doubt that we … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

This recent article in Popular Archaeology gives a pretty good account of the volunteer experience, as well as a summary of the current interpretation of the finds at Et-tell.

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