Friday, January 31, 2014

The Growth of Christian Philosophy

D.A. Carson, Leon Morris, and Matthew 27:52-53

Commentator Leon Morris concludes in his commentary on Matthew (edited by D A Carson) [1] that it is more likely that Matthew’s point of writing about the saints is not something that happened literally.  He concludes:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Editors? What Is Their Role?

         What is the role of an editor(i.e. General Editor) in publications?  Gerald C. Gross in his book Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do points out that the role of a editor is:

Craig Evans, Robert Stewart, and Matthew 27:52-53

NT Scholar Craig Evans [1] in the book The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N. T. Wright in Dialogue (edited by Robert Stewart, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at SBC New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) [2] thinks that the Matthean account in 27:51-53 is legend. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Richard Swinburne On Why Believe In God?

Oxford philosopher Richard Swinburne on why believe in God?  I agree with him in general.  His answer seems more philosophical making more of a general theistic observation. If one chooses and is led, something to seriously consider.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Rising of the Saints: Micheal Green and the Late John Stott

The late John Stott edited Michael Green’s commentary on Matthew.  When John Stott passed away in July of 2011 at the age of 90 the NY Times called him a “Major Evangelical Figure." [1]  Micheal Green writes,

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Late James Montgomery Boice's Conclusions On Matt 27:52-53

The late James Montgomery Boice, one of the signers of the ICBI statement,[1] does take this account to be historical.  Before coming to this conclusion he does ask some interesting questions and points out some unknowns about this passage.  Boice suggests:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Bible Answer Man's Perspective On Matthew 27:52-53

Hank Hanegraff, also known as the Bible Answer Man, does not know how to take this passage.  On a radio broadcast on Jan 16, 2013 he received the question, “What happened to those who were raised in Matthew 27:52-53?"