Craig Blomberg's Blog: New Testament Musings
Apr 23, 2009 by Craig Blomberg | 3 Comments
"One of Crete's own prophets has said it: 'Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.' He has surely told the truth!" (Titus 1:12)
Four years ago, my then 14-year-old daughter Rachel was watching me put together some power-point slides for class and asked if she could make ... [More]
Mar 30, 2009 by Craig Blomberg | 14 Comments
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities" (Rom. 12:21-13:1).
I remember when the preparations for war in Iraq gave way to the intense, initial bombing of Baghdad, dubbed "Shock and Awe." A preacher I heard, who usually displays ... [More]
Mar 16, 2009 by Craig Blomberg | 6 Comments
"Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another" (Rom. 13:8 [T]NIV).
I was amazed during the waning weeks of the Bush administration how little protest I heard from evangelicals of the $700,000,000,000 + bailout plan. I am amazed how much complaint I hear now of ... [More]
Mar 02, 2009 by Craig Blomberg | 2 Comments
"Flee sexual immorality. All other sins people commit are outside their bodies, but those who sin sexually sin against their own bodies." (1 Cor. 6:18)
I remember my father (who was 37 when I was born) and his older sister (13 years older than him) describing young adulthood in the 1920s ... [More]
Feb 17, 2009 by Craig Blomberg | 0 Comments
It is widely believed that John's Gospel contradicts the Synoptics by putting Jesus' crucifixion on the afternoon before the evening that would have begun the Passover feast that year, whereas Matthew, Mark and Luke clearly portray Jesus celebrating the Passover the night before he was executed. ... [More]