Category Archives: John

Boat Stories

I have just had an article published over on the Theopolis site. Within it, I discuss the significance of the boat as a metaphor for the Church and other things. As a conceptual metaphor and model, the boat and its … Continue reading

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Theopolis Podcast: Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost: Revelation 14:6-7; Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36 or Mark 11:12-19. You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast apps. … Continue reading

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Video: Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Today’s question: “Why did Jesus have to be baptized? Was Jesus’ baptism a baptism of repentance?” Within my discussion I reference Peter Leithart’s book The Priesthood of the Plebs. If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my … Continue reading

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Video: Did the Scriptural Authors Intend their Figural Meanings?

Today’s question: I’m wondering to what degree you believe that the original authors of the text(s) were deliberately employing [analogies, types, themes, metaphors, “word pictures”, etc.]? Was the intellectual complexity that you perceive present in the original authorship context, or … Continue reading

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Video: What’s the Deal With the Weird Healing Pool in John 5?

Today’s question: “What’s going on in John 5 with the pool at Bethsaida? Was there a magical healing pool? Does Jesus sanction this healing method? If Jesus didn’t sanction this pool, why doesn’t he condemn it?” If you have any … Continue reading

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Theopolis Podcast: Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proverbs 9:1-10; Joshua 24:1-2, 14-18; John 6:51-58; Ephesians 5:15-20. You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast apps. … Continue reading

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Theopolis Podcast: Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: Exodus 16:2-15, John 6:22-35, and Ephesians 4:1-16. You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast apps. You can … Continue reading

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