Ancient-Future Bible

Ancient-Future Bible

The Word of God is living and active, and it has been so for millennia. The rich heritage we have from our predecessors in the faith, from manuscripts to art and from reflection to action, can be a profound source of spiritual strength today. On Monday 18 September...
Ancient Scrolls in Desert Caves?

Ancient Scrolls in Desert Caves?

Most people know about the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS): hundreds of ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts that came to light in 1946 in the Judaean wilderness. Hidden for centuries in eleven different caves, the scrolls were first discovered by Bedouin shepherds in the...
Philosophizing like a Christian

Philosophizing like a Christian

What does it mean to philosophize? OUP’s Online Oxford Dictionary gives this definition: “speculate or theorize about fundamental or serious issues, especially in a tedious or pompous way.” If that’s what it means, most of us probably know...
Divining Gospel

Divining Gospel

Some time during the late sixth or early seventh century, somewhere in Roman Syria, a scribe named Gewargis sat down to copy a book. It was the Bible, or more precisely, a part of the Bible: the Gospel of John. The language was Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic and a major...
CSART Inaugural Event

CSART Inaugural Event

Carmichael-Walling Lectures & Inaugural Events Abilene Christian University’s Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts launched November 2-3 in a series of events on the university campus that included the 30th annual Carmichael-Walling Lectures on...