Having Fun with Crux Sola Search Terms (Gupta)

Ok, every few years I look at WordPress’ list of search terms and phrases that got readers to our site (Crux Sola). Its 11PM, and I am bored, so this should be fun. I will show the phrase that was searched on Google, and then I will respond to it (as if I am helping the searcher).

What are the resources behind the gospel of john

ANSWER: move your gospel of john book on the shelf and see if there is something behind it.

Four views of Adam

ANSWER: headshot, candid, mugshot, and…Heisman pose.

Why Jesus Willimon

ANSWER: What Willimon’s mother said to him as a boy when he was in trouble

Should you get a phd in biblical studies

ANSWER: Buy my book. But no.

What Bible scholars affirm evolution

ANSWER: Tough to answer because they’re always changing (bud-dum-dum-chi!)

Simply Jesus Spark Notes

ANSWER: Really?

Did the Romans Say Caesar is Lord

ANSWER: Probably not in English. (Sorry, not in American English)

Nijay Guptay blog

ANSWER: (….) (eye-roll)

Brill Royalties

ANSWER: Any royalties would be “brill”!

How to get a phd no study

ANSWER: Read some bad monographs and work your way backwards in the author’s life

What do bible college professors make

ANSWER: Very articulate applications for supplementary income jobs

I want to be a theology professor

ANSWER: Google is not Siri. You know that, right?

Pool of lamprey eels

ANSWER: How in the world would that get you here….oh, wait, see here.

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Monette’s New Site and an Interview with Me (Skinner)

Congratulations to Greg Monette for launching his new website this week. Greg’s site also contains a blog and he has been busy from the word “go.” Among his early posts are a (pretty positive) evaluation of Bart Ehrman’s scholarship, an interview with David Wenham about whether Jesus or Paul can be considered the “founder of Christianity,” and an interview with me about the non-canonical Gospels and the historical Jesus. Welcome to the blogosphere, Greg!

Announcement: Christopher W. Skinner joining Crux Sola as Co-Blogger!

I am very excited to announce that Chris Skinner and I are now teaming up here at the blog Crux Sola. As of today (Jan 22, 2014), he will be posting from here and I am looking forward to working with him: Watch out Mike and Joel and Anthony and Chris– there is a new “Brangelina” in town (did I just say that?).

Here is what Chris posted on his own (former!) blog:

I am happy to announce that as of today, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, I will be joining forces with Njiay Gupta over at Crux Sola. We have decided to combine our blogging powers in an effort to conquer the blogosphere and pursue worldwide domination! Actually, Nijay’s invitation to join his blog was laced with greater humility than that, but I’m currently having delusions of grandeur. :)

Nijay has been blogging since 2007 and his focus has largely been on issues related to the interpretation of the Pauline literature. Most of my blogging has been related to the Gospels, the historical Jesus, and early Christianity. Between the two of us, we hope to blog about the entire NT, Judaism during the time of Jesus and Paul, and Christianity during the first four centuries C.E.

In the four plus years that I have blogging here at PEJE IESOUS, the most frequently visited pages have been my interviews with scholars working on the Gospel of Thomas. All of these interviews will be moved to Crux Sola. You will find these under the tab, Chris’s Pages. So, if you have me (or Nijay) in your blogroll or you have linked to this blog on your webpage, please make note of the change. Also, if you have subscribed to this blog (which I greatly appreciate), please subscribe over there and continue to follow what I’m doing. This will be my last post here at PEJE IESOUS. I appreciate those of you who have paid attention to what I’ve been doing here for the past four years!