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Colossians 3 in P46, Hagmann’s Take on the Dialogue, Beginning of Review/Response to Abu Zakariya

Started off with some thoughts based upon Colossians 3 (looking at P46 as our basis), and then moved on to consider the “dark underside of the Christian web” in light of recent attacks and smears upon the ministry.  Then we started looking at Abu Zakariya’s new book, Jesus: Man, Messenger, Messiah (Iera).

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John 11, Surah 3, and Consistency

An interesting program today where I spent a good deal of time on John 11 in P45, discussing its meaning and the context.  Then I moved to Surah 3 in the Qur’an looking at what it says about Jesus.  With that as the background, I made some comments regarding the current controversy and the slanderous attacks being leveled at me and the ministry.  I hope it is edifying.

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A Textual Critical Geeky Dividing Line

Started off with a little reflection on sacralism prompted by a tweet posted by Albert Mohler, but fairly quickly transitioned into total textual critical geekdom.  First made some comments about the Textus Receptus, but then jumped 1300 years earlier into the story and started looking at the nomina sacra and early papyus manuscripts.  Afraid this one will be a little harder to listen to than most—much easier to watch than to listen, but still hopefully useful and interesting for those who like to dig a little deeper.

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Does God Forgive the Unrepentant? – The Dubious Textual Variant, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’

A few years back I posted an article explaining the weak textual evidence of Luke 23:34a, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

This week is Good Friday and many sermons will be using this verse, so I think it is appropriate to bring awareness of its textual nature.

Whether you agree with me or not, pastors and Christians should still be aware of this textual issue and its larger theological implications, especially the important question of whether forgiveness is conditional or unconditional.

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From the Lips of Jesus or a Scribal Hand? “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”