Archives for Feb 24, 2014 @ 10:39

Silencing Thomas

New Yorker: If this is accurate, it is unacceptable. Is Toobin fair? As of this Saturday, February 22nd, eight years will have passed since Clarence Thomas last asked a question during a Supreme Court oral argument. His behavior on the bench has gone from curious to bizarre to downright embarrassing, for himself and for the [Read More…]

Women Ministers Loving the Enemy Challenge

What’s it like for a woman in ministry when it comes to the words of Jesus to love our enemies? What happens if some of the “enemies” are your parishioners? This post is by one of my friends, a female pastor, who met the challenge in a wonderful way. Loving indiscriminately becomes difficult when the [Read More…]

Paul Takes on the Philosophers (acc to NT Wright)

What did Paul say to folks on the Areopagus? What would Paul have said to a philosopher like Seneca? NT Wright, in chp 14 of Paul and the Faithfulness of God, ponders precisely these sorts of questions and it makes for engaging reading. When we ask, as we must in this chapter, how the Paul we [Read More…]