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Notre Dame’s Rooster

Peter said to Jesus… “I will never desert you.” Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, this very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” Peter said to him, “Even though I must die with you, I will not…

 What is the good news?

Since Easter is approaching, I have been thinking about this “good news” that Jesus preached — a message that got him in so much trouble that the religious people of his day had him killed. I have come to believe that contemporary Christianity mostly gets…

A Cup, a Time of Trial, and a Prayer

On the night of Jesus’ arrest a cup, a time of trial, and a prayer merge. About the cup . . . At the Passover dinner Jesus said, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” (Luk…

Of Devils, Demons, and Fallen Angels

Quick Announcement… For anyone living near Tucker… I am going to be at the DCPL Local Author Expo today Saturday, March 30, 10am-4pm at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library – 5234 LaVista Road – Tucker, GA 30084.  Stop by if you can! Jesus said…

The One where they Ate their Children

Now as the King of Israel was walking on the city wall, a woman cried out to him, “Help, my lord king!” He said, “No! Let the LORD help you. How can I help you? From the threshing floor or from the wine press?”…

The Wild Goose Festival

Some exciting news!  My (Georgia Tech) college friend Laura Moody and I are going to be doing a session at the Wild Goose Festival this summer based on my last book Dismantling Injustice on the Song of Solomon.  If you don’t know about the Wild…

Proegrphee

It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly exhibited as crucified. (Gal 3:1) This is a sentence from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians. There is no way that Jesus’ body was put on exhibit in Galatia before he was buried….

God throws shade on a bunch of Gods

God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the Gods — Psalms 82:1 It is interesting how most translations come to this verse and show a bias toward what is considered conventional Christian theology. Conventional Christian theology says there is only one…

Unicorns in Scripture

When we were in Paris just before Christmas, we got to attend a special exhibit at the Cluny Museum on unicorns. The Cluny is a museum of all things medieval and my favorite museum in Paris. On display were unicorn horns, unicorn poo (yes,…

Ghosts? Waking up Dead?

Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. (Isa 37:36) This verse literally says that…