Wikipedia Theology: Reader Beware

What if you discovered that your doctor, dentist, or orthopedic surgeon graduated from an institution that chose textbooks that could be edited by anyone in the world at any moment? What if I could go in and change the recipes at your favorite restaurant any time I wanted to? What if anyone in the world … Continue reading Wikipedia Theology: Reader Beware

The Purpose of this Blog

For more than two years I've been listening to the New Testament as I wash dishes, drive, walk. As questions surface, I research. For decades, I've wanted to know when the books of the New Testament were written. I specifically remember the year 2006, when the phrase "only Luke is with me" jumped off the … Continue reading The Purpose of this Blog

Protecting Peter

Written after Peter's death, John's Gospel was free to name Peter as the swordsman who cut off the ear of the High Priest's servant, Malchus. But Matthew, Mark and Luke hide his identity as the violent assailant at Jesus' arrest. This suggests they were written during Peter's lifetime. After his 42 AD prison escape, Peter is scarcely mentioned in Acts, continuing the pattern of protecting him by keeping knowledge of his whereabouts unpublished.