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On the Importance of Being an Informed Reformer

The ecclesial situation is dire. We live in a world where an ordained priest in the Swedish Church can hold and even annunciate the belief that the Eucharist has no sacramental value, without causing a commotion. This would be fine … Continue reading

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A Change of Pace

Disclaimer: the next couple of posts will attempt to delve into the complicated world created by the intersection of Church and Academia. I have not posted in a while, mainly because I have been busy with my BA Thesis (now completed…if anyone … Continue reading

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JJMJS Graces Us With a Second Issue!

The second issue of the “Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting” is out. Brace yourselves for yet another amazing read – prepare to have your horizons widened! The issue is jam-packed with interesting reads, an academic goody-bag. As … Continue reading

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Subservient Wife or Cozy Ecclesiology?

A few days ago I did something outside my comfort zone: I led a Bible study on Ephesians 5 in a Christian student association. Those who know me well enough will note that almost every word in the preceding sentence … Continue reading

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Do We Read The Bible Through Rose-Shaded Glasses?

Last week I attended a seminar which was a bit out of my usual academic range: a joint venture between the faculty of Semitic Languages and Hebrew Bible (otherwise known as “Old Testament”, although I have to admit that I’m … Continue reading

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Some Musings on Rituals and Tradition Transmission

Scholars have been turning and twisting in angst at night for centuries trying to figure out exactly what happened in that relatively tiny gap between Jesus’ actual ministry and the writing down of the letters and the gospels about him. … Continue reading

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Blinded By Bultmann?

“It is in truth far from easy to say how an eschatological prophet who sees the end of the world approaching, who senses the arrival of the Kingdom of God, and who accordingly pronounces blessed those of his contemporaries who … Continue reading

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