Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Value of Arguing Without Changing Our Minds

Derek Rishmawy just posted a great Oliver O’Donovan quotation over on his blog (from the superb Self, World, and Time: Ethics as Theology Volume 1, which I have also been enjoying lately), within which O’Donovan observes the benefits of arguing even when … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Goat for Azazel

The following is a long excursus from my previous post on the meaning of Mark’s account of Jesus’ time in the wilderness. As it grew longer, I decided to remove it from that piece and post it separately. Joey Cochran … Continue reading

Posted in #Luke2Acts, 1 Samuel, Bible, Genesis, Leviticus, Luke, Mark, Matthew, NT, NT Theology, OT, OT Theology, The Atonement, Theological | 22 Comments

#Luke2Acts – Some Notes on Luke 3 and 4

The following are an extensive list of thoughts on Luke 3 to 4, arising from the Twitter Bible study, #Luke2Acts. I hadn’t originally planned to post this. However, as I got rather absorbed into these two chapters, I thought that … Continue reading

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#Luke2Acts – Some Notes on Luke 1 and 2

Yesterday the new Twitter group Bible study, #Luke2Acts, began with Luke 1 and today we have been looking at Luke 2. The following are some of the thoughts that I have had while reading the first couple of chapters. Most … Continue reading

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Open Mic Thread 2

I set up the first open mic thread on this blog a couple of weeks ago now. The open mic thread is where you have the floor and can raise or discuss issues of your choice. There is no such … Continue reading

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Guest Post on the Commission of John 20

I’ve just guest posted on the commission and gift of the Spirit in John 20. Take a look! The commission accounts of the synoptic gospels place their primary accent upon a task that is laid before the disciples, a task in which … Continue reading

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Twitter Bible Reading Group

Anyone who has been following this blog for any period of time should know that I find few things more exciting than reading and discussion of Scripture. I have already participated in a couple of Twitter Bible reading groups in … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Empty Tomb

I guest-posted a Scriptural reflection on the politics of the empty tomb earlier today. Political theology, like many other forms of theology, is in constant danger of quests to secure the stable and settled presence of Christ. It risks denying … Continue reading

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Death Before the Fall

Over on Jesus Creed, RJS asks about death before the Fall. Following Ronald Osborn, she suggests that the place of death within the creation is a problem, especially for those who take Genesis literally. As death is supposed to arise … Continue reading

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Open Mic Thread 1

At the suggestion of ‘The Man Who Was…’, a frequent commenter in these parts, I am going to start a new series of posts. Every couple of weeks, I will publish a post like this, without a specific topic. The … Continue reading

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