Jesus and Pope Francis

Elizabeth Tenety: Both left and right need to wake up. Francis is, at his heart, a spiritual leader. His mission may have political implications, but he has come to serve God, not advance the platform of the Democratic Party — and it’s presumptuous to imagine otherwise. Even in discussions of economic inequality, Francis sees the [Read More...]

The OT’s Most Important Command (Brueggemann Style)

From Hacking Christianity: In my Sunday School class, I’ve been teaching a video series featuring Dr. Walter Brueggemann, an Old Testament professor and author. In February 2012, Brueggemann gave the three-day Barton Clinton-Gordey Lecture Series at Boston Avenue UMC on the topic of “Scarcity and Abundance in the Bible.” In the third lecture of the series, Brueggemann points to the [Read More...]

Both Body and Soul (RJS)

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Mt. 10:28 The Greek word ψυχὴν, psyche, translated soul in this verse, has meanings that range from life spirit of animals to the center of [Read More...]

To Comprehend Paul, Read This

I have long thought Paul’s thought needs to be seen at work in particular passages and that his whole theology comes to expression all at once — dense, to be sure, but all there. One such passage is Galatians 2:15-21, which I quote here so you can see how Tom Wright explains it in his Paul [Read More...]


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