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

Biblical Studies

John Byron: Defending Our Motives in Ministry: 1 Thess 2:1-7

Tim Gombis: Paul’s Political Gospel, Pt. 1 ; Paul’s Political Gospel, Pt. 2 ; Paul’s Political Gospel, Pt. 3

Mark Goodacre: Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Fragment: the Discussion Continues

Anthony LeDonne: Five Common Fallacies about the Life of Jesus

Bill Mounce: Except for Adultry-Matt 5.32

Andrew Perriman: Does Paul say that Jesus is God in Romans 9:5?

John Walton: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes, Part 1 ; Genesis Through Ancient Eyes, Part 2 ; Genesis Through Ancient Eyes, Part 3 ; Genesis Through Ancient Eyes, Part 4 

Andrew Wilson: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Human Origins

Christian Theology

Marc Cortez: Difference, Division, and the Image of God

Peter Enns: Inerrancy: If it was good enough for Jesus…

Rachel Held Evans: When our interpretations differ…

C. Michael Patton: The Five Responses to the Problem of Evil

Andrew Perriman: Scot McKnight on the historical Jesus and the Jesus of the church


Greg Boyd: Should Christians really use non-violent resistance to things like war/genocide?

Michael J. Gorman: Christians and Politics

Miroslov Volf: Values of a Public Faith: A Contribution to a Conversation

Kurt Willems: The Impossibility of Being President and Following Jesus

Scholarly Journals and Reviews

David Stark: Currents in Biblical Research 11, no 1

Book Reviews



Peter Enns: Ten Reasons I Don’t Give Up on Fundamentalist (including the not nice ones)

James McGrath: Support for Christopher Rollston: Update

– Chris Heard: Who may rightly defend Chris Rollston?