Resurrection painting, West Tofts church by Charles Greenhough is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0 Have you ever heard the objection that the Resurrection account in the Gospels was fabricated long after the life of Jesus by his followers to justify the legend that had grown up around him? Did you know that the earliest mentions of … Continue reading The Coldest Hot Take or the Hottest Cold Take- Resurrection of Jesus in Paul’s Letters
A student I’ve been ministering to for the last few years has recently (finally-as it feels) taken an interest in Jesus. One night about a month ago he was full of questions about the Bible, so I gave him one and told him to start reading in Mark. I was relaying this to a few … Continue reading Start with Mark?
I was recently watching Austin Powers agin. One scene stuck out to me this go around. Austin and Vanessa were sitting atop a double decker bus having a nice meal with live music. Austin famously announced, “Burt Bacharach, everyone!” To which Mr. Bacharach started singing his 1960’s hit, “What the world needs now, is love sweet … Continue reading What the Church needs now is Credibility, sweet Credibility!
Friday night my car window was shattered and my briefcase stolen. The theif(s) got away will all my books for the coming semester and others I was using for supplemental research! This was the occasion for me thinking about criminal justice and vigilantism when this paradox emerged. Nothing is more just than personal retribution... Nothing … Continue reading the paradox of justice: A (not so theological) thought on criminal justice