Ok, not the real John Rylands (P52), but a facsimile.

Use this collectors item for your library, office, school, or to aid you in teaching theology and the Bible.

You won’t find these any where else.

And to top it all of, you support Reclaiming the Mind Ministries when you purchase one (or two, or three).

Purchase here.


C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    17 replies to "John Rylands Papyrus for Sale (no Joke)"

    • theirishpreacher

      How long will this offer be valid? I’ve just graduated and am looking for a job, so I have no spare cash (a wife and three children to support). As much as I’d like to buy and support you I can’t, at this present time.

      Do you think I’ll be able to get one in two/three months time?

    • C Michael Patton

      For certian!

    • John C.T.

      CMP, I suggest a maximum of 3 posts per person per day.

    • C Michael Patton

      I don’t understand John. At most, we have one per day.

    • John C.T.

      Sorry, CMP, I didn’t mean lead posts, I meant commenting posts. Some people monopolize by posting 10 – 15 times a day.

    • Kara Kittle

      John CT,
      I am sorry for commenting so much, I am at home all day because I don’t have a job. My husband just lost his job and is sick with CHF. So while I am doing my work I take pauses and look at Parchment and Pen. It makes me feel ok to contribute because I like to have someone to talk about things with even if it is on the computer.

      For those who do not know, I have MS (I said it in an earlier post), and am trying to do a lot of computer work to compensate not being able to do a physical job. So this is part of my therapy. I am sorry if it seems too much.

      If someone has any leads as to work on the computer (aside from taking surveys or selling, those are all scams) please let me know.

      As much as the parchment might be nice, I don’t think I could have one.

    • John C.T.

      Sorry to hear about your MS, Kara. My aunt has it, and is now in a wheel chair. It can be quite a discouraging illness. I wasn’t particularly thinking of you, but I did not want to name names. Given that you are at your computer, you might find it worthwhile to blog at a number of different blog sites, and by so doing interact with a wider range of perspectives and topics. Perhaps you already do; where might I go to find your posts at other blogs?


    • Jugulum

      You can’t monopolize an inexhaustible resource! (If someone posts a lot, that doesn’t stop you from posting.)

      But I suppose you can do something like “spam”, by posting so much that it’s hard to see anyone else’s comments.

    • mbaker


      I agree with John CT, and I am not referring to Kara either.

      There are some folks who comment here that seem to have appointed themselves as the blog watchdogs, and everything anyone says on any thread is minutely taken apart just for the heck of it. This, at least to me, results in way too many tiresome, endless comments which are nothing more than mere philosophy discourses.

      I certainly don’t mind honest disagreement, and I really like hearing everyone’s perspective, because it makes a discussion more informative and interesting, when it’s done courteously and in context. Iron does sharpen iron. But I find such exhaustive hairsplitting and questioning over every minor detail, on just about every comment made, leaves the reader more confused about what is really being discussed, than informed.


    • C Michael Patton

      I agree. It has gotten out of control the last week or two. I will try to think of ways to focus the blog again.

    • C Michael Patton

      We just need to keep things on the specific topic of the thread.

    • Kara Kittle

      Thank you all.
      Generally I don’t blog on other sites because I forget where I blog at after a while. But I do have some, I just have to actually blog on them. I did have a radio show on blogtalkradio.com. That is a site where you blog in a radio show format from your phone. And now there is blogtv, the blogging is passing quicker than I can keep up with.

      I do have some of my shows from blogtalk on iTunes. It was called Evangelical America. I plan to take it back up when my house is not so noisy.

      On blogtalkradio, there are some people who forget that it is not really a chat room and treat it as such. So you have to be careful who you let call in, but I enjoyed it.

    • dac

      You want to limit discussion? While some may suggest meat chubs, I find duct tape works wonders

    • Dr. G.

      My feeling is that this is a theology blog; and that involves a certain amount of theory, close reading, etymology, hairsplitting. And Philosophy.

      Otherwise people just talk, without any solid biblical evidence produced, and without any theological framework.

      To be sure, the other day my own comments (one unoccupied Sunday) nearly filled the 1) “Recent Discussion”widow; I apologize.

      To be sure though, if you want another group, another subject, it is easy 2) to pick up any other disccusion that interests you, with different people; by checking the “Categories” chart. And finding the dialogue you are interested in.

      Or 3) use the “search” function to find the subject and group of people, the discussion topic, that you want to join.

      Personally I was surprised to find many other people joining discussions that I partially re-opened, on Greek for example. And on the Eucharist; which had lain fallow for a while it seemed, previously.

    • Dr. G.

      Personally, I’m looking for a good professional/semiprofessional modern theolgians’ blog. One that gets a little traffic. If anyone here knows of one, and would like to recommend it, I’d be happy to go there.

    • clearblue

      now that’s a more attractive price! can they be ordered from the UK, too?

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