Andrew Bernhard Convincingly Demonstrates Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is Modern Forgery (Skinner)

FRONTJust in case you hadn’t seen it, this past Friday Mark Goodacre allowed a guest post (and a Saturday recap) by Andrew Bernhard over at the NT Blog. Bernhard’s posts are dedicated to demonstrating, quite convincingly in my opinion, that the poorly-named Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is a “patchwork forgery” drawn from an earlier version of Mike Grondin’s widely used, online interlinear translation of the Gospel of Thomas. If there was doubt before about whether GJW could be authentic, I think all doubt will be removed after you have read Bernhard’s evidence.

Pete Enns to Speak at Mount Olive (Skinner)

EnnsProf. Pete Enns is scheduled to give our annual Harrison Lectures here at the University of Mount Olive, October 12-13, 2015. Pete will be speaking on issues related to his recent book, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, as well as his forthcoming book on doubt. Lectures will be free and open to the public. You can find more information here. Please feel free to contact me directly for more information.

The Vivian B. Harrison Lectures were established by the Rev. Frank Harrison, former chaplain of (then) Mount Olive College, in honor of his late wife. The stated purpose of the lectures is, “to provide a medium for continuing education for the ministers and laypersons of North Carolina.” Lecturers from recent years include Willie Jennings, Yale (2014), Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary’s Seminary and University (2013), and Kavin Rowe, Duke (2010).