Category Archives: Matthew

Rethinking Israel

The Theopolis Institute has been having a conversation surrounding the identity and future of Israel over on its website. Theopolis Conversations are designed to explore complex yet important issue from different perspectives with various positions in sharpening dialogue. I’ve just … Continue reading

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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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