Archive for May 20, 2009

May 20

The Truth about Angels and Demons

2009 | by Ryan Kelly | Category: Recommended Link

Following their previous web resource, The Truth about DiVinci, Westminster Theological Seminary has just launched a similar website for Dan Brown’s newer book/movie: The Truth About Angels and Demons.

The featured articles are written by the uniquely-qualified Vern Poythress (PhD in Mathematics from Harvard; DTh in N.T. from Stellenbosch):

Other, more general, articles on the site are:

Other matters relevant to the movie — such as the Vatican, the Illumanati, anti-matter, CERN, bio-ethics — are also explained on the (very nicely designed!) site.

May 20

Review of Pagan Christianity

2009 | by Ryan Kelly | Category: Recommended Link

This isn’t exactly new-news, but it’s possible that some of you are just now hearing about or reading Barna and Viola, Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of our Church Practices, which argues against the institution of the church (e.g., its worship service, the sermon, the pastor, clergy salaries, etc.).

Ben Witherington has an excellent and thorough four-part review of this unfortunate-but-influential book:

There’s also this review by Trevin Wax, which offers basically the same conclusions as Witherington’s but without the length and depth.