Word from the Bird

Michael F. Bird
The Low-Down on Jesus, the Bible, Theology, and Faith
Created 13 Mar 2021
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  • Paul the Egalitarian?
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Was Paul a fully-fledged egalitarian? Well, according to many, at the end of Galatians 3, Paul produced a virtual manifesto of Christian equality: 26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God thr...
  • New Birds of a Feather Episode
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    In this video, myself and Aimee Byrd talk to Kristen Du Mez, Beth Allison Barr, and Devi Abraham about gender issues and so-called evangelical elitism. Subscribe now Share Leave a comment
  • The gospel in the Gospels
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    My contribution to the Scot McKnight celebration volume is called “Is there any gospel in the Gospels?” The Reformed tradition, broadly conceived, is a sub-species of the Latin tradition, arguably dis...
  • Jesus and Archaeology! New Podcast Episode
    12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Exclusive preview for subscribers! The Nazareth to Nicaea vodcast discusses all things about Jesus and Christian Origins. This episode examines the historical Jesus and archaeology. Precisely, what ar...
  • The Scot McKnight Festschrift
    11 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    A couple of weeks ago, Nijay Gupta announced the publication of a festschrift (i.e., celebratory writing) for Scot McKnight, entitled, Living the King Jesus Gospel: Discipleship and Ministry Then and ...
  • This Week in Word from the Bird
    10 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Monday: The Scot McKnight Festschrift (Free sign-ups) My friend and fellow-scholar Scot McKnight deservedly received a “festschrift” (i.e., a writing in celebration of his scholarship and friendship)....
  • Should I Put Pronouns in My Bio?
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 6
    Sharon McCutcheon from Unsplash To Pronoun or Not to Pronoun A recent trend is to put one’s preferred personal pronouns in one’s social media bio, or else to state one’s personal pronouns before addre...
  • Political Evangelicals?
    06 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 3
    According to the Pew Research Center, more white Americans adopted than shed the evangelical label during Trump's presidency, especially among his supporters. This is odd because I distinctly remember...
  • Did Jesus Exist? New Podcast Episode
    05 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Okay, after several false starts, I’ve finally started a podcast. Here’s the first episode about dealing with Jesus Mythicism, the view that Jesus did not exist. 30 minutes For the time being, it is e...
  • The Christian Case for Universal Healthcare
    04 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 8 3
    Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash In many places around the world, healthcare is a live political issue, especially in the US where there are millions of people without adequate health care, where med...
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