Sunday, October 25, 2015

What's Wrong with This Picture?

A display of Greek Geek cred

Update 17/11/15

Well, I feel a bit of a fool...

In an email conversation, the author of the book below, Dr. James Grimshaw, associate professor of history, politics, and religious studies at Wisconsin's Carroll University, pointed out that his book was one of a series the publisher had put together; so the cover wasn't unique to his book.

Of course; a series. The "Studies in Biblical Literature" series as mentioned right on the cover! I guess I couldn't see the English forest for the Greek trees. I'm not only a Greek Geek; I'm blind, too. Oh well, I still enjoyed tracking down the text and highlighting it.

Oh, and three cheers for Dr. Grimshaw for taking the time to hit me hard with the clue bat!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

On "Eject the Evil"

An Exegetical Essay on 1 Corinthians 5:9-13

The Apostle Paul wrote his “first” letter to an astonishingly depraved Corinthian church rife with syncretistic factionalism (1:12, 3:4), sexual immorality (5:1) and shameless self-promotion (5:2, 6). Whether dragging their internecine disputes before the gentile magistrates of the public courts (6:1-8) or conducting themselves deplorably at the Lord’s Supper (11:17-22), inside and outside the church, the Corinthians continually debased the name of Christ and shamed the Family of God. In anticipation of his imminent arrival (4:19), Paul’s epistle puts the whole church on notice by unflinchingly detailing every unseemly issue and unchristian practice he intends to correct when he gets there.