Mark Achtemeier and I once faced off at General Assembly over gay ordination. Sixteen years later, he preached at my ordination.
C. L. Seow explores how the book of Job might have been understood by its original writers and audiences, and how we might look at it now.
Parables aren’t too helpful, are they? Here’s what would be helpful: six steps to better discipleship. Or the three secrets of the kingdom of God, spelled out in an acrostic.
If only Jesus’ teachings were as simplistic as they are often portrayed.
John's prologue as midrash
Is John 1 a midrash on the creation story and the song of creative Wisdom? If so, its writer has infused it with profoundest joy.
The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel, by Robert Alter
Easter is upon us. The dogwoods, fruit trees and azaleas are dazzling our eyes. My students and I are reading texts by Theodore of Mopsuestia. All this has set me to ruminating on new birth and nurture in the Christian life.
A personal reflection