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Category Archives: Matthew
I am currently reading John Coutts’ A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church, and I will probably write my review of it tomorrow. Today, I want to share something in the book about Jesus’ parable on forgiveness … Continue reading
In Matthew 2, magi from the east present the child Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Why did they give Jesus those particular gifts? Here are three items. The first two items draw from Tim Widowfield’s post on … Continue reading
I recently read the Testament of Abraham for my daily quiet time. The Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha dates it to the first-second centuries C.E. E.P. Sanders, in his editorial introduction to the work, argues that it has an Egyptian Jewish background. In … Continue reading
Warren Carter. Matthew and Empire: Initial Explorations. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Trinity Press International, 2001. Warren Carter argues that Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew was against the Roman empire and its oppression of Israel. That’s not the message one often hears … Continue reading
When I was doing my daily quiet time recently in the Book of Numbers, studying Numbers 28, I checked my notes on that chapter that I took a few years ago. Numbers 28-29 is about the sacrifices that are offered … Continue reading
For my write-up today on Lee Harmon’s John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, I’ll use as my starting-point something that I wrote in a post a while back, when I was blogging through volume 4 of John Meier’s A Marginal … Continue reading
At church this morning, the pastor’s sermon was about the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. The pastor said that Christmas from now on may be an especially hard time for the families of the children and faculty members who were … Continue reading
At church this morning, the pastor in his sermon said that Jesus not once thought about himself. Rather, my pastor said, Jesus served others. The pastor referred to Jesus healing the sick, and also Jesus turning water into wine at … Continue reading
Nate of the blog “Finding Truth” had a post a while back, Missing the Point. In the course of the discussion in the comments-section, the topic of the genealogies of Jesus in Matthew and Luke came up. Many contend that … Continue reading