This is my weekly list of recommendations. You can find daily links at the After Emmaus page on Facebook.

Biblical Studies

Christian Askeland: Papyrus Conservation Videos

John Byron: Lost Gospels: What are they and do they matter? ; Thoughts on Giving Thanks: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4

Mark Goodacre: Jesus’ Wife Fragment: Further Evidence of Modern Forgery

Tim Henderson: The Demise of the Criteria of Authenticity? (Part 3 of 3)

Scot McKnight: Historical Jesus Contrarian

– Anthony LeDonne: Is the Historical Jesus of value to Christianity? ; The Earliest Jesus Creed and the Jewish Jesus

– Tyler Stewart: Why the Historical Jesus is No Use for the Church ; Why Historical Jesus Studies are Useful for the Church

Ben Myers: Gospel of John: audio sermons

Sujin Pak: Pre-Modern Readings of Genesis 1 (Part 1) ; Pre-Modern Readings of Genesis 1 (Part 2)

Sandra Richter: What Archaeology Can and Cannot Tell Us About the Bible (video)

Michael Rydelnik, et al: The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53 (video series)

Ben Witherington III: The Superman verse–Phil 4.13 and what does it mean

Christian Theology

Rachel Held Evans: I love the Bible ; What evangelical means [and doesn’t mean] to me

Chris Heard: The inspiration of scripture: divine disclosure

Mark Noll: Sola Scriptura After Nearly 500 Years: Protestant Blessing or Protestant Curse? 

Roger Olson: Reasons for Believing the Bible is God’s Word

Robin Parry: The failure of evangelical approaches to baptism


Bruce Reyes-Chow: Humility–If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it

Lawrence Garcia: Is Our Gospel Presentations Undercutting Our Christian Ethic? Conversations with Douglas Campbell

Scholarly Journals and Reviews

David Stark: Journal of Theological Studies 63, no. 2 ; Review of Biblical Literature (October 5, 2012)

Book Reviews

Kevin Brown: Is This Not the Carpenter?  (Part I) ; Is This Not the Carpenter (Part II) ; Is This Not the Carpenter (Part III)

Nijay Gupta: Soundings in the Religion of Jesus


Chris Keith: Critical Scholarship and Theological Institutions