The Lazarus of Parable Fame and the James of Jesus Fame

Here is a quite interesting discussion from my friend Philip Jenkins on the possible connection between what James says about rich and poor in James 2 and what is said in the famous parable of the rich man and Lazarus. See what you think. BW3Lazarus and James October 21, 2016 by Philip JenkinsI have been puzzling out its possible relationship to the miracle of Lazarus in the Gospel of John. Here, I will pursue that question by citing another curious source, namely the Epistle of … [Read more...]

A Bright Idea!

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Listen to your Body

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I Wouldn’t Say That!

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Quote of the Day from CKB

It is not faith in any old God we have conjured up in our minds. It is based upon the fact that God has revealed himself in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus. There one may see and know God. ‘He that has seen me has seen the Father’. God has spoken in flesh and blood. Not in philosophy, for that would leave some of us out, not in spiritual experience, because so would that, but in bones and blood, life and death, precisely what we all have. Nietzsche once said, ‘How curious that … [Read more...]

In Honor of this Political Season— Not to Mention Halloween

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Quote of the Day from CKB

God is a God who challenges human faith and obedience. He is a God who can order the doings of Herod and Pilate, but he will not compel the obedience of Peter, the conscience of Levi, or the love of John. He offers himself to human beings gently and graciously, he waits for faith not fear, for love, not blind conformity. But he does wait, he does present his claim. He does challenge and respond. He does call ‘Follow me.’ ---- Charles Kingsley Barrett … [Read more...]

The Leader of the Pack—- J.I. Packer

Here is a nice tribute from my friend Timothy George to J.I. Packer, with whom I once took a course on the Holy Spirit at GCTS, and whom, hilariously one day came into class on the run, being late, saying 'I've just been held up by the hunt. I didn't know you had the hunt' referring to the chasing of the fox in S. Hamilton Massachusetts by the Hunt Club, who even had installed a horse high button to stop the traffic at a light so the fox, the hounds, and the horses could continue the chase … [Read more...]

The Kindness and Severity of God– A Sermon by CKB

“THE KINDNESS AND SEVERITY OF GOD”—ROMANS 11.22 [Preached four times from 12/21/82 at St. Chads College, Durham to Bishop Auckland 8/2/87]You heard these words when they were read a few minutes ago from the Epistle. Whether you found them familiar or not, I am not so sure, unless indeed you are a theologian with Romans as a set text. I doubt whether even with theologians it is a popular text. It has perhaps some of the virtues but all of the unattractiveness of a cold shower, and it is p … [Read more...]