New Testament

Bible and magnifying glass Greetings! You have reached an on-going project of mine called the New Testament In Review (or NTiR, for short). I started this project out of love for David Plotz’s “Blogging the Bible series on Salon.com. Plotz is a fantastic writer, and he had one of the most brilliant and unique ideas: he read the Old Testament and blogged about what he read. It ended up being a masterpiece. The only problem was that the series came to an end; Plotz stopped at the end of the Old Testament.

That leaves a whole Testament that hasn’t been blogged. Which is where I come in. I am reading through the New Testament, and blogging what I find there. I am reading and writing about the New Testament from a purely secular point of view. I don’t believe in the supernatural/divine aspects, nor am I reading the Bible for spiritual reasons. I am reading it to review one of the greatest literary works in the history of mankind.

I started this project in April 2010 and finished on December 31st of that same year.

This page serves as the Table of Contents for my series, allowing you to get to any article as quickly as possible. As such, this page should update frequently.

On to the good stuff!

Introduction

Getting the ball rolling Link

The Gospels

Gospel According to Matthew

  • Matthew 1-7: Prophecies fulfilled. And more prophecies. And even more…
  • Matthew 8-15: Miracles, John the Baptist returns and Jesus battles the Pharisees
  • Matthew 16-23: Matthew has a bad acid trip, while Jesus continues his ministry in some of my favorite scriptures from the entire Bible
  • Matthew 24-28: Matthew turns stone cold, the Roman power structure confuses me, and Christ suffers more misery than anyone should have to deal with

Gospel According to Mark

  • Mark 1-8: Jesus tries to hide his identity, but makes himself famous by performing miracles
  • Mark 9-16: The end already? Shortest Gospel EVER!!!

Gospel According to Luke

  • Luke 1-6: Luke is one hell of a writer, and delivers the best book in the whole Bible
  • Luke 7-12: Luke 7, the most wondrous chapter in the Bible
  • Luke 13-18: Jesus sings, but does he dance?
  • Luke 19-24: Luke gives a different tale of Christ’s death

Gospel According to John

  • John 1-6: John 3:16 makes me shudder in horror
  • John 7-12: Jesus and the Pharisees call each other names
  • John 13-18: I’ll leave the foot washing to Jesus
  • John 19-21: John writes a new end to the Gospels

Acts of the Apostles

Paul’s letters

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

  • 2 Timothy: Paul’s letter was so nice, he wrote it twice

Titus

  • Titus: The letter to Titus

Philemon

  • Philemon: The most forgettable book in the New Testament

Other letters

Hebrews

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

  • 2 Peter: What happens when the world doesn’t end?

1 John

2 John, 3 John, Jude

Final book

Revelation

Time for goodbyes

The New Testament In Review series will always be on my blog, http://biffster.org. The entire series will be accessible via http://biffster.org/ntir

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