“The authenticity of scripture” article on the Deseret News from Dan Peterson and Bill Hamblin.
This is an excellent report on some of the humanitarian efforts in Jordan. “Caring for the poor and needy in Jordan.” Written by Brent and Margaret Strong.
My warnings to apocalyptic Jews and Christians holds true for apocalyptic Muslims as well. Relevant reading for today’s crises in the Middle East “Ancient Israelite Zion Theology, Judeo-Christian Apocalypticism, and Biblical (Mis)interpretation: Potential Implications for the Stability of the Modern Middle East” (by Taylor Halverson, 2011).
My new article on Interpreter has been posted: “Luke 4-6 and Matthew 10: Faithfully Responding to God’s Call.”
“Early chapters of the Gospels share various aspects of Jesus Christ’s divine mission: Messianic prophecies, glorious birth, precocious youth, exemplary baptism and the spread of gospel truths. Christ was not to be alone in his mission, however, except in his suffering. So we turn to the events surrounding Christ’s public proclamation of his mission, the call of the Twelve Apostles, and the preparation they received to follow in his footsteps. What we will see in these chapters is that Christ taught his apostles by example how to be true disciples engaged in the work of righteousness.”