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Ben Spackman Jul 24, 2015
Today we begin something new that is neither here nor there. Acts is not a letter, like so much of the rest of the New Testament will be. But it’s not a gospel, like the first four books we’ve read. L...
Ben Spackman Jul 19, 2015
Apologies for a short post on such an important section.I don't get out to Utah that often, but what I absolutely love is the concentration of thoughtful, intelligent, people who love to talk about sc...
Ben Spackman Jul 12, 2015
Today's readings cover the events of Gethsemane, Jesus being brought before Pilate and a Jewish council, and other such well known events of the last days of Jesus.We'll pick up in  Matthew 26:50- And...
Ben Spackman Jul 05, 2015
Between a family reunion on the east coast, and a busy work week, I offer a few tidbits on today's readings.First, though, a note on my work. I'm at BYU for the summer working on their New Testament C...
Ben Spackman Jun 28, 2015
Today's chapters continue Jesus' final sermon at the last supper, which uniquely extends to multiple chapters, only in John. These chapters have some puzzling statements, and are difficult to parse. I...
Ben Spackman Jun 20, 2015
Luke 22 opens with "Satan enter into Judas called Iscariot." John refers to this as "Satan put into the heart of Judas Iscariot... to betray" Jesus. The heart, in Israelite thought, was not just the ...
Ben Spackman Jun 14, 2015
A short commentary tonight, which I'll try to update later this week.Matthew 25 is part and parcel of Matthew 24, with two parables further illustrating Jesus' eschatological themes. (Remember that ou...
Ben Spackman Jun 09, 2015
Today covers only one chapter, an interesting one. Known sometimes as the Olivet Discourse (because it's given on the Mount of Olives) or the Little Apocalypse (because Gr. apokalypsis is the word for...
Ben Spackman Jun 08, 2015
We're getting into the last week of Jesus' life. Since it was on sale, I picked up The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus Final Days in Jerusalem, which follows Jesus through his las...
Ben Spackman Jun 06, 2015
I've gotten behind, due to some unanticipated red-eye travel cross-country, spontaneous camping in Nauvoo with extended family, intensive home-improvement-on-a-tight-deadline, etc. I'll try to catch u...
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