Monthly Archives: January 2016

Encountering Jesus: A Father and Son

Sunday, January 24th, 2016. Encountering Jesus: A Father and Son (Mark 9:14-29) Sources: R.T. France. The Gospel of Mark. (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002. David E. Garland. Mark. (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Ronald J. Kernaghan. Mark (IVPNTC). Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2007.   William … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: A Paralyzed Man

Sunday, January 17th, 2016. Encountering Jesus: A Paralyzed Man (Mark 2:1-12). Image from Codex Egberti (public domain via wikimedia commons)   Sources: Athanasius. On the Incarnation of the Word. Gustaf Aulen. Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: The Prophetic Imagination

Walter Brueggemann. The Prophetic Imagination (Second Edition). Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001. Few Old Testament scholars have been able to capture the liveliness of the Hebrew Scriptures the way Walter Brueggemann does. When it comes to literary artistry and spirituality of the … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: The Woman at the Well

Sunday, January 10, 2016. Encountering Jesus: The Woman at the Well (John 4). Img.: Detail of Icon of Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well, from the Church of Jacob’s Well in Nablus, Palestine, via The Ultimate Word. Sources: Robert … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: A New Heaven and a New Earth

J. Richard Middleton. A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. Many moons ago (not really, but some days it feels like forever), as an undergrad, I read Al Wolters’ Creation Regained and … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: The Magi

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016. Encountering Jesus: The Magi (Matthew 2:1-12)   Sources: Craig L. Blomberg Matthew (NAC). Nashville: Broadman, 1992. R.T. France. The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007. Craig S. Keener. The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. … Continue reading

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