Theoblogian unemployed theologians spend their time30The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jonah certainly it will happen to me again this week.  I will get that look…the one that asks, “Is he serious?  He can’t possibly believe that, can he?  Where did we find this guy?  Who was his Hermeneutics instructor?”  Yes, that look is filled with questions.  But I have endured it before, and I will endure it again…and nothing Josh and Adam can say will shake me.  For I believe Jonah rose from the dead.]]>Sam YeiterMon, 31 Jul 2006 20:09:00 PSTThe Englishman’s Greek Concordance Comes Through Again!’s-Greek-Concordance-Comes-Through-Again!.aspxA couple months ago I was wrapping up my study for the final sermons in my series on Mark.  This time through I was considering the concept of faith in the book of Mark.  I whipped open my Englishman’s Greek Concordance, and stumbled upon a glorious curiosity.  Read more if you dare.]]>Sam YeiterMon, 05 Jun 2006 18:56:00 PSTWhich Tomb? An Easter Series - Part 5 this post I will offer my conclusion on the issue.  I knew setting out that I might not be satisfied with my findings, but I certainly enjoyed the ride.  I hope that you have enjoyed thinking about our Lord's unfinal resting place.  I look forward to your analysis of the data.]]>Sam YeiterFri, 14 Apr 2006 07:00:00 PSTWhich Tomb? An Easter Series - Part 4 is difficult to find scholarly works that take the Garden Tomb seriously.  There are some who defend the position unashamedly, such as Chadwick, but not many of them find a voice in the literature.  However, the Garden Tomb remains a live option, and in some ways, the only alternative to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, so it is to it we now turn.  We will deal with the Garden Tomb more succinctly because of the paucity of scholarly work devoted to it.]]>Sam YeiterThu, 13 Apr 2006 07:00:00 PSTWhich Tomb? An Easter Series - Part 3 YeiterWed, 12 Apr 2006 07:00:00 PSTWhich Tomb? An Easter Series - Part 2 Church of the Holy Sepulchre, though one of the most gaudy and sickening shrines, has, far and away, the most support as the location of Jesus’ burial in the literature.  Most modern scholars support the Holy Sepulchre Church as authentic, even if they wish it were not.  Since it is the favored position, we will begin with it.  This post includes the first half of my discussion on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.]]>Sam YeiterMon, 10 Apr 2006 18:28:00 PSTWhich Tomb? An Easter Series - Part 1  There are enough facts and theories that neither side is embarrassed of its position.  Over the last 150 years or so, the question of the validity of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been asked.  So far, only the Garden Tomb has been able to contend with that church as a possible grave site for Jesus.]]>Sam YeiterThu, 06 Apr 2006 18:10:00 PSTThe Fate of Infants and Unborn Children Who Die - Part 6 this final post I offer what I consider to be the most and least likely responses to the data at hand.  In some ways I feel like my conclusion is too brief...but perhaps I'm just spent by this point.  I've been editing, re-writing, and re-thinking all along the way, and yet have come to the same conclusions.  If you have experienced the sort of grief we've been talking about, I hope that this paper has helped you work through some of that.  If you want to carry on the conversation with me on a personal basis, my e-mail is always open, I'd be glad to talk with you.

                                                                                                    - Sam

Sam YeiterSat, 18 Feb 2006 18:47:00 PST
We're Bad, and that's Good're-Bad-and-that's-Good.aspxI recently watched Joss Whedon’s (soon to be cult classic) Serenity.  I suggest you run out right now and rent this movie.  I suggest this for two reasons: First, it’s a fun, provocative movie (though disturbing at times – this is not a good flick for kids).  Second, I’m going to ruin vast parts of it for you if you read any further than this summary.  Aside from just being a rather interesting movie, it takes on the topic of sin and handles it in an interesting way.  So, watch the movie and then come back to read and interact with this post…]]>Sam YeiterSat, 18 Feb 2006 18:08:00 PSTWell, that explains it. YeiterFri, 17 Feb 2006 14:34:00 PST