American Pharoah at Mass

This Just In from my Catholic friends here in Lexington and the Catholic News Service.......Ashford Stallion Manager Richard Barry introduces American Pharoah to Bishop Manz on Sept. 21. (Karen Callaway/Catholic New World)While the bishop did meet with the workers at Ashford, the visit to the stud farm was sort of a perk. The owners of Ashford are Catholic and often donate American Pharaoh’s halters to be auctioned off at Catholic school fundraisers. They, with other local Catholic f … [Read more...]

‘You are Free to Decide Wrong’—- CKB on Matthew 28

In the course of a sermon on Matthew 28.16-20, and in commenting on the way the risen Christ uses his power and authority, C.K.Barrett rightly stops to reflect on the rather amazing response of some to seeing the risen Jesus-----"Do you notice the three extraordinary, astounding words that Matthew slips in? The risen glorious Jesus appears, and, of course, they worshipped him. But Matthew adds ‘but some doubted’. Even then! You see there was no compulsion. Not even then would he compel w … [Read more...]

The Challenge of Figural Readings of the Gospels– Richard Hays … [Read more...]

Did the Gospel Writers View Jesus as Divine?– Richard Hays … [Read more...]

A Conversation with N.T. Wright and Richard Hays … [Read more...]

Can we Still Endorse the Ethics of the NT? … [Read more...]

Isaiah Old and New

This volume will come out in February of 2017 from Fortress and at a reasonable price considering its a big book, dealing with all the crucial Isaianic material that shows up in the NT in so many places. You'll get help both with the OT and the NT exegesis in this volume, and on the issue of the relationship between the testaments, and Biblical theology. … [Read more...]

Quote of the Day from CKB

As some of you know, I am transcribing C.K. Barrett's sermons for publication next year, and there is some unbelievably rich material in these sermons. They are unlike many of the Methodist and Biblical sermons I have ever heard or read, in the degree of their insight and profundity. Here is a quote for today."I see a good deal of the intellectual side of Christianity, and I do my best to practice it; but I begin to suspect that one of the main reasons why Christians cut so little ice … [Read more...]

Deep Water Horizon— Troubled Waters'm not a big fan of disaster movies, with rare exceptions (e.g. Titanic, Poseidon Adventure). This movie is another one of those rare exceptions. It is excellent from stem to stern, or port to bow, or front to back. The acting is excellent, the story is believable, the disaster was real, and the consequences catastrophic. If you ever had a doubt about what a disaster fossil fuel (aka oil) drilling can be, watch this movie, or just ask a lot of … [Read more...]