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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Currently Reading: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament by Craig Blomberg

Earlier this week I began reading The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: Countering the Challenges to Evangelical Christian Beliefs, by Craig Blomberg.

A part of the B&H Studies in Christian Apologetics, this volume works through issues of credibility, historicity, consistency throughout the New Testament. Across 14 chapters Blomberg surveys these issues in canonical order, touching on historical matters he has addressed in multiple publications.

This present work, The Historical Reliability of the New Testament, gathers most of the major threads of these works together, in a completely new topical arrangement, but also moves on to numerous additional issues that the scope of my previous works prevented me from addressing at all. (Kindle Location 504)
 Chapters include

Chapter 1: The Formation of the Synoptic Gospels
Chapter 2: Contradictions Among the Synoptics?
Chapter 3: Corroboration of the Synoptics
Chapter 4: The Formation of the Gospel of John
Chapter 5: Evidence for the Accuracy of John
Chapter 6: The Credibility of Acts
Chapter 7: Paul in Acts and in the Epistles
Chapter 8: Forgeries Among the Epistles of Paul?
Chapter 9: Is Paul the True Founder of Christianity?
Chapter 10: The Non-Pauline Epistles - New Testament Anomalies?
Chapter 11: The Book of Revelation - Are Historical Matters Even Relevant?
Chapter 12: The Nag Hammadi Literature and New Testament Apocrypha
Chapter 13: Textual Transmission and the Formation of the Canon
Chapter 14: Miracles in the New Testament World and Today

The links below lead to the Amazon page for this book.

May Patreon Shout Out!

It is May 1st. That means it is time to shout out to the generous Patreon supporters (and they are especially generous because I have not been blogging, yikes!). Thank you Scott Smith for your monthly pledge!

If you would like to help support me as I will be (soon) creating new apologetics content please visit my Patreon page and sign up!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Banner of Truth Book Set Giveaway

*UPDATE*

The deadline for entering this contest has passed. Please let me know if you won one of the prizes after entering through this blog. Good luck!

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Readers,

I wanted to point you to a giveaway contest being put on by Banner of Truth. The following photo is the grand prize (over 250 books)


Click here below to enter for your chance to win!

Enter before 11:59pm on 10/30/2017.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Blogging History

I have been blogging for 10 years. This is where it began. I called it "Glenn's Blog" as an informal title during a time when folks would have deep and meaningful blog titles. Yesterday I changed it to simply "Glenn Hendrickson." Hopefully a more professional sounding move.

Much like the title of my blog, my writing was more or less informal. Upon reflection this is understandable when you start blogging without any notion of branding, without any overly specific direction.

I eventually created different blogs for my more specific interests, namely 1) science fiction and 2) Christian theology/apologetics. Using blogger and WordPress (and eventually paying for my own domain) I continued writing.

I am now thinking about transitioning back to the Blogger platform. You wont often find me stating what I will blog about and how often I will be blogging. My hope is to develop a habit of regularly writing and publishing. At one point I had honed this skill, I want that back.

You may find me writing about theology, apologetics, or other religious-related topics. This is where my passion lies. I may also write about leadership and management, this is where my current career path is taking me. I may still tread into the realm of science fiction/fantasy. Blogging about the news, my analysis of books, movies, events. Quite frankly, I am not dedicating this blog to any one particular topic. It is my blog.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Connect with me on Linkedin

Yesterday I created a LinkedIn profile. If you are interested you can connect with me using this link. My hope is to cultivate a more professional persona and make better use of networking in my online activity.