Category Archives: Matthew

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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Video: Call No Man Father, Castor and Pollux, Contraception

Today’s questions come from one of my Patreon supporters: 1.) How can Paul call Timothy his “true child in the Faith” (1 Tim 1:2; cf. 1 Cor 4:17, 2 Tim 1:2) when Jesus forbids calling anyone Father besides God (Matt … Continue reading

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Video: Jairus’ Daughter and the Woman with the Issue of Blood

Today’s question: What’s going on with the story of the healing of Jairus’ daughter and the woman who touches the hem of Jesus’ garment? I know there are similarities between the two, but I’m not sure what to make of … Continue reading

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Theopolis Podcast: Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost (Beatitudes, Sonship, and the 144,000)

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, John Barach and I discuss the readings for the twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Matthew 5:1-12; 1 John 3:1-3; Revelation 7:2-17. You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast apps. You can … Continue reading

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Video: Echoes of Exodus in the Great Commission?

Today’s question: Do you see any parallels between the great commission and the exodus? I don’t want to get Echo-crazy. Just from a surface level, there some to be some connections: confrontation with “the name,” a sending out, baptism, and … 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: Beatitudes and Woes

Today’s question: “In your video on the Sermon on the Mount you mentioned a parallel between the Beatitudes and the Woes of Matthew 23. Could you elaborate on this?” To read more about the parallel between Beatitudes and Woes, see … Continue reading

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