Matthew 28:19–Addressing Doubts

Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ~Jesus (Matthew 28:19) I've noticed that a growing number of Christians are starting to believe and teach some very bad misinformation about Matthew 28:19.  Some well-meaning people claim that Jesus never … Continue reading Matthew 28:19–Addressing Doubts

MVC Update–Phase Two & Other Items

For the first phase of the MVC Project, we learned the script of SIU's copy of the Meditationes Vitae Christi manuscript and compared the manuscript to the published scholarly edition of the text, noting any differences. Now we are on to the second phase of our task.  SIU's copy of the MVC is unique, but not simply … Continue reading MVC Update–Phase Two & Other Items

MVC Update—Scribal Error

Currently in my work with the MVC Project, I have been examining the manuscript for textual variants by comparing the SIUC copy of the manuscript against the critical edition.  Up until fairly recently, the differences that I have found have been small: changing word order in a way that doesn't affect translation, omitting or adding … Continue reading MVC Update—Scribal Error

MVC Update—The Christmas Story

With Christmas coming quick, I wanted to share the Christmas story as it is beautifully told in the Meditationes Vitae Christi.  If you don't know what the MVC is, or you aren't aware of my research with a newly discovered MVC manuscript at Southern Illinois University, go back and read about it some time.  For now, just enjoy the … Continue reading MVC Update—The Christmas Story

The Long Ending of Mark

Mark 16 is one of the most awesome chapters in the entire New Testament.  It tells us how Jesus rose from the dead (v.1-8), and how he appeared to Mary Magdalene and a couple other disciples (9-13).  It tells us how he commissioned his apostles to preach the gospel and baptize (14-16), and how the … Continue reading The Long Ending of Mark

MVC Project

Lately I have been participating in an undergraduate research project at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  We are examining a late 14th/early 15th century copy of Meditationes Vitae Christi (Meditations on the Life of Christ).  The Meditationes Vitae Christi (MVC) was written in Latin around 1365-1390 AD by Johannes de Caulibus, but it was formerly attributed to St. … Continue reading MVC Project

Hungry? Don’t Read KJV!

I noticed something the other day as I was studying.  One day Jesus' disciples tried to cast out a devil but couldn't.  After Jesus had successfully cast the devil out, the disciples asked him why they were unable to.  In Mark 9:29 Jesus gave them the answer: "And he said unto them, This kind can … Continue reading Hungry? Don’t Read KJV!