Why Not The Beatitudes?

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The Beatitudes Blooper Reel

“Action,” said the director. “Blessed are the rich, for they have been blessed by God,” Jesus spoke to the camera. “Blessed are the poor, for through their donations in the hope of miracles, rich preachers can travel conveniently in their own jet plane. Blessed are those who suffer not, for they are clearly blessed by [Read More...]

A Straightforward Reading of the Text

The quote is from Rachel Held Evans’ blog post, asking whether Jesus should inform our Christianity. [Read more...]

Meeting a Foreigner

A blog post about Jesus’ encounter with the Syrophoenician woman was drawn to my attention. The blog in question is Wordgazer’s Words and has lots of interesting things on it. The specific post draws on lots of key scholars’ work on the historic and cultural context, and draws the conclusion: So how do we apply [Read More...]

Jehoshua: Signs and Wonders

I am delighted to be part of the Patheos Book Club on Garrett Glass’ novel Jehoshua: Signs and Wonders. Please do visit the Book Club page here, and what other Patheos bloggers like Tim Suttle have had to say about the novel. The novel offers a fictional account of Jesus (I will use that more familiar [Read More...]

Jesus to star in Star Wars Episode VII

IO9 shared the news from the official Star Wars website that the cast of Star Wars Episode VII has been announced. It includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer, and many others from the original trilogy, as well as newcomers, including Max von Sydow, who famously played Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told. See also [Read More...]

The Letter of James

The modified quote in my previous post was inspired by the discussion of the opening section of the letter of James in my Sunday school class this past Sunday. The letter fascinates me. It has a couple of mentions of the Lord Jesus Christ, but none of the traditional theological elements one will expect if [Read More...]

JC’s Pennies

Over the past few days, the above images have come to my attention on Facebook. Since they all relate to Jesus and money, I thought I would share them together and see what conversations emerge from allowing them to converge here.   [Read more...]

Happily Easter After

It is Easter, and I celebrate and proclaim resurrection. I am not referring to a peculiar event which some claim happened in history roughly 2,000 years ago, in which a human (or, according to some, a just barely human divine entity) was raised to life in a body he didn’t need, before being exalted to [Read More...]

The Burial of Jesus

Most readers of my blog will know that I wrote a book a few years ago, available as an ebook, on the relationship between history and faith in connection with the events that are on the minds of Christians around the world today through Sunday in particular. The book is The Burial of Jesus: What [Read More...]

Easter Cake

That’s one way of depicting the resurrection. Via Christian Funny Pictures. [Read more...]


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