Quote of the Day from CKB

When people demanded a sign from Jesus he refused point blank. He refused because they were asking for something incontrovertible, something by which God would compel persons to accept Jesus as his Son, his Chosen One, something that would fetter their reason and overpower their will. And God does not go in for that kind of sign. All God’s signs are open to contradiction. So it is in the Old Testament—there is nothing compulsive in Isaiah and his children with the odd names, or in Isa … [Read more...]

Quote of the Day from CKB

For the mainstream of the world’s traffic, by now, has built a bypass around Bethlehem. It isn’t interested. It still goes to Rome. To the ideal of brute strength and vitality of empire and domination.--- C.K. Barrett … [Read more...]

Paul on Reconciliation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjkKV2b9-0o&feature=youtu.be … [Read more...]

Why are the Birth Narratives so Different? Part One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC78xZ97sdo … [Read more...]

What about Those Problem Texts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9WuV1BkYNA … [Read more...]

My Personal Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kACnUo0I7hE … [Read more...]

Mark’s Gospel— The Earliest Gospel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EybjWFnj3nM … [Read more...]

The Non-Gospel

Niebuhr famously once said about liberal Protestant theology that it promulgated "a God without wrath brings men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through a ministry of a Christ without a cross."I would paraphrase and amplify that to say----According to a predominant liberal view of Christian history, Jesus came into a world that was not fallen, to die a death that was not absolutely necessary, to save humanity from a sin that was neither original nor hereditary nor fatal, … [Read more...]

Winds of Doubt

Used by kind permission of my friend Mark Frontziak. … [Read more...]