Mark D. Roberts

Mark D. Roberts

Introducing My Guest Bloggers Website and Dr. James M. Arlandson

I have just inaugurated the markdroberts Guest Bloggers Website. On this site I will feature writers whose voices need to be heard in the blogosphere.
My first guest blogger is James M. Arlandson, Ph.D. Dr. Arlandson teaches World Religions, Humanities, Introduction to Philosophy, and Introduction to Ethics at various colleges. He has written many articles and one book, Women, Class, and Society in Early Christianity (Hendrickson, 1997).
Dr. Arlandson will be doing a series on the reliability of the Gospels. In so doing, he approaches a subject that I have also addressed on my blog and in my recent book on the Gospels. Yet he examines topics that I have not covered, such as “Did Jesus even exist?” Moreover, he brings a fresh perspective to many of the issues I have addressed. I think his voice is an important one and deserves to be heard today. I’m grateful for his contribution to this website.

  • ChrisB

    Will the rss for that site be turned on? (It doesn’t seem to be there so far.)

  • Mark Roberts

    Chris: It’s on. Go to the bottom of the left hand column, where it says “Subscribe to this blog’s feed.”

  • ChrisB

    Hmm…bloglines doesn’t show any activity since March, but Google Reader works. Go figure.

  • Benny C

    I am not going to lie, I am slightly impressed. Peace and Love!

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
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