Author Archives: Benj

About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, exiled to the land of Phillies fans…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.

Links: 21 April 2017

Reconstruction of a Train Wreck: How Priming Research Went off the Rails | Replicability-Index. Interestingly, a Nobel Prize winner comments on this article (scroll down) and admits he was wrong to accept the assumptions of this research. In the TANSTAAFL department: Paid … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

I realized the other day that I never did a “Best of 2016” post for THTW… Continue reading

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Article in VT

My article on cultic centralization is now available on the VT website… Continue reading

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Links: 17 March 2017

Why you should wear orange this Saint Patrick’s Day, and more… Continue reading

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The Portrayal of the Nations in the Book of the Twelve

This is a paper I wrote for an independent study with Fred Putnam on the OT Prophets in the Fall of 2009, entitled, “The Roles of the Gentiles in the Book of the Twelve.” Continue reading

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Theology that is Pastoral

“In modern times a rift has opened up between being a pastor and being a theologian, as if a person could be one without the other. While I recognize the danger of generalization, I detect today both a lack of … Continue reading

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At the Alma Mater

Recently acquired by the Masland Library at Cairn University… Continue reading

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March Update

We are happy to report that our plans to return to LCC for the Fall 2017 semester have been confirmed. We are asking for your prayers, encouragement, and financial support as we prepare to return. Continue reading

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Christology in Second Temple Judaism

This is a paper I wrote in 2009 for a seminary course on Pauline Theology, entitled, “Christology in Second Temple Judaism.” I hope it is informative, but also a bit of a window into my thinking and interests eight years … Continue reading

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Allen on “Theological Babel”

“The great spiritual theologians such a Evagrius of Pontus, Gregory of Nyssa and Maximus the Confessor are ignored by most theologians and pastors. Have we utterly lost them, and many others, because of the rise in modern times of a … Continue reading

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