Daily Archives: November 8, 2015

God has Reconciled Us (Colossians 1:22)

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Colossians 1:22 begins with “but now” (νυνὶ δὲ). These are two very important words in the Greek, indicating an important contrast. The contrast is between time when we were enemies of God and the present time when…

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Robert Reich Visits the Red States

Robert Reich, a progressive who served in Bill Clinton’s cabinet, went on a tour of the red states.  Here is what he found: “But something odd happened. It turned out that many of the conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers I … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Politics

Jesus Comes to Dinner

At church this morning, the pastor preached about Luke 14:1-14, in which Jesus eats a Sabbath meal with the Pharisees. The pastor referred to previous meals that Jesus ate with the Pharisees in the Gospel of Luke, and these did … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Religion

Conserving the old vs welcoming the new

Originally posted on the way?:
Difficult issues series Christians are often seen as conservative – about their beliefs, about politics and about ethics. The old joke asks “How many christians does it take to change a light bulb?” And of…

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Eric Eve on Memory, Orality and the Synoptic Problem

Originally posted on Judy's research blog:
The latest (ie September 2015) edition of Early Christianity looks at on Jesus and Memory: The Memory Approach in Current Jesus Research. My thanks to Chris Keith for pointing it out on the…

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