I’ve got another round up of reads for you, dear readers! This week, there are some posts I’m pretty excited about. Thinking about attacking the doctrine of the Trinity? Our first post tells you how not to defend one prominent anti-Trinitarian theology. Why are there books in my Bible that don’t mention God? Found a post for ya! Other posts include Star Trek and theology, the death of the apostles, and standing up for women at a men’s retreat. Let me know what you think, and be sure to let the authors know as well!
How Not to Defend Jehovah’s Witness Theology– An excellent post analyzing the way that non-Trinitarians attempt to attack the doctrine of the Trinity. It’s not enough to poke holes in another theory. This is a piece well worth your time!
The 2 Books of the Bible that Don’t Mention God– Here’s an interesting post looking at the book of Esther and the Song of Songs, 2 books which don’t mention God. Why are they in the Bible. Disclaimer: I have been convinced that YHWH–the divine name–is mentioned in Song of Songs, but I think this post is still excellent.
5 Reasons to Reunite with Reunion- Star Trek: The Next Generation Retrospective– I love Star Trek. I love when I get to think about theology and Star Trek. If you have those loves, you’ll enjoy this post.
What Makes the Death of the Apostles Unique?– All kinds of people are willing to die for their faith. Here is a post showing why the Disciples’ willingness to die sets them apart. I have written on this topic myself: “Dying for Belief: Analysis of a Confused Objection to one of the evidences for the Resurrection“, so check out my post on it as well!
Standing up for our Sisters at a Men’s Retreat– Men have privilege. It’s true. Here is a post about how we should stand up for those who do not have the same advantages, even in man-to-man talks.
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Thanks for linking to my “Reunion” post, J.W. It’s encouraging to know there are fellow theologically minded Trek fans out there!
I appreciated the link to Sean McDowell’s post, too – I have sometimes wondered about the same question, and he addresses the objection directly and persuasively.
I did some quick Googling on the name of YHWH in “Songs” – I hadn’t heard about the alternative interpretation of 6.8. I wish I remembered enough of my Hebrew from seminary to weigh in, but I’d like to think it’s true – love’s flashes of fire being the flames of the Lord! Nice.
Yeah, Richard Davidson makes a really compelling case for it in his book “Flame of Yahweh.” It is usually at least a marginal note in various translations. NIV 2011 has it in margin; ESV has it in text. Those were just the translations I had nearby.
That piece by Robert Bowman is good. I’m also reading through Esther right now so that post on Esther was also something that resonated with me.
Esther is one of my favorite books in the Bible. I realize how pretty much all my favorite books are OT… oh well. OT = Best T.