Author Archives: mtpeterson1948

John MacArthur v N.T. Wright

It’s not clear to me that Pr. John MacArthur has read substantively any of the writings of N.T. Wright. If Pr. MacArthur has problems with Wright’s views on Justification and the New Perspective, I would very appreciate hearing why. As … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name: Adam

In biblical Hebrew, like English, proper nouns almost always appear without a definite article (the). So, for example, when we refer to someone by name we never say “The Sharon” or “The Richard”1)I can think of only one exception – can you … Continue reading

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The Bible and Male Homosexuality: It’s Not What You Think

My latest As It Is Written column is out titled, Male-Male Homosexuality. It may surprise you, but the interpretation and translation described and discussed in the column is not a surprise to biblical scholars both secular and religious. Give it … Continue reading

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Salvation by Allegiance Alone

From a review of Matthew W. Bates’ book, Salvation by Allegiance Alone, Scot McKnight writes that among those who would most benefit from this book are… … the pew sitter who is self-satisfied and wants to be left undisturbed in … Continue reading

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