One week from today, on 7/11, The Busybody will be one year old. After 305 blogposts I'm still at it. It's been a fun ride.
Because Blogger's archiving is so primitive, I thought this would be an opportune time to revisit some of the best posts from the past year which haven't already been placed on the sidebar. Consider this a birthday carnival for the next week.
I want to thank my readers for visiting, commenting over the past year, and for making the blogosphere an enjoyable place to be. Next Tuesday, on 7/11, we'll kick off year #2. In the meantime, enjoy this trip down memory lane... and happy Independence Day to American readers.
Honor-Shame. How relevant is the bible in western culture?
Millenialism or Myth? It's better to be a mythicist than a mimimalist, though neither one cuts it.
The Shameless Hussy of Mk 7:24-30/Mt 15:21-28. Jesus was gratified by the pagan woman who managed to outwit him.
Top 10 Books of the Bible. My favorites.
Lk 17:20-21 and the Apocalypse. Jesus' evasive retort to the Pharisees.
Scholars to Spend Time With. One of my favorite blogposts.
Q: Skeptical Brits, Credulous Americans. Americans are more trendy than Brits, and perhaps more prone to believe in that which cannot be seen.
The Angry Healer. Jesus told a man to get lost for challenging his ability to heal.
20 Years is a Long Time. Christians required Gentiles to adopt the Torah as the apocalypse kept being delayed.
John Meier's Unpapal Conclave Experiment and The Conclave's Results. A diverse group finds at least some common ground on the historical Jesus.
Professionals and Amateurs I and II. Professional training isn't a pre-requisite for good biblical interpretation.
Jesus and Us. My favorite quote from the past year: Dale Allison says the historical Jesus can do very little for us.