Reign of Christ (Year B, RCL)
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“Each of the typical approaches has problems. The best solution would be to change the lectionary.”
This John text causes us to directly contemplate the nature of Jesus’ truth claims.
Ultimately, the reign of God is God’s government set up in the human heart.
Things Pilate cannot touch: creative life, confounding power
by Brian Bantum
Jesus and Maimonides are drinking from the same well: the book of Proverbs.
by Shai Held
We need a Christ who manifests his power, not just a Pantocrator of the gaps.
by Brad Roth
The cross is both foundation and anti-foundation, a disturber of worlds.
by Brad Roth
In John's prologue, the incarnate Word is the God of creative address.
Robert Barron’s grasp of the complex development of David’s character in 2 Samuel is unsurpassed. And his references to history and literature are more than adornment.
reviewed by James C. Howell
The Gospel of John uses the word "truth" more than any other book in the Bible and way more than the other Gospels combined. Not only that, but many of the most-quoted verses in John, the ones that have shaped Christian discourse over the centuries, have been concerned with the question of truth.
The callousness of Pontius Pilate was legendary: if you could choose your judge, you did not want him. Jesus cannot choose.
What are the best Psalms commentaries for Christian exposition? Walter Brueggemann and William Bellinger's book deserves a place alongside Clinton McCann and James Mays.
reviewed by Jerome F. D. Creach
Perhaps it's only when we let go of who and what our loved one was that we can receive who they are now.
by Samuel Wells
This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. All of the readings for this Sunday focus on kingship—David’s, God’s, Jesus’. Jesus’ views on kingship are revealed in his famous discussion with Pilate. Jesus makes it clear that his kingship is directed at testifying to the truth.
Jesus is a king with a specific mission: he has come into the world to testify to the truth.
"We are witnesses to these things," said Peter. Yet as the gospel for the second Sunday of Easter opens, "these things" do not include Jesus' resurrection. That morning Peter had seen an empty tomb with some scattered linens. He had witnessed absence, not resurrection. At that point, he had not even witnessed Jesus' death—he had missed his chance. Yet soon Peter becomes one of the boldest and most powerful of witnesses to Jesus' message, death and resurrection. Clearly something happened.