More NT Wright on Women Wright deals with 1 Corinthians 11 with a number of “perhapses” mostly showing the breadth of possible directions to go with Paul’s exhortations concerning prayer and dress. He concludes that at the very least we can say that Paul desires men to pray like men and women like women. While…

NT Wright and Women in Ministry A friend pointed me to Wright’s lecture/artical here. In an early portion of the artical he says: Remember that the presenting issue in Galatians is circumcision, male circumcision of course. We sometimes think of circumcision as a painful obstacle for converts, as indeed in some ways it was; but…

The Last Word Having finished The Supper of the Lamb last evening, I leave you with yet one more recommendation to get, read and relish this book. And to prod you on to such glory, a few select quotations: The last several chapters include extended discussion about the glories of the wok and the divine…

Eucharistic Meditation “And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them…” (Mk. 6:41) It is no accident that Mark gives us these particular details about Jesus’ miracle. Mark presents this miraculous feeding…

Mark 6: Jesus the new Moses IntroductionThis chapter continues to unpack who Jesus is as Mark slowly unpacks the titles that Jesus was given in the first verse of the book. Rejected at HomeFirst notice the argument over Jesus’ vocation. Is He a carpenter (v. 3) or is He a prophet (v. 4)? One of…

Faithfulness Now One of the patterns we see in Jesus’ ministry is His cultivation of a tightly knit group of friends and compassion for the masses. This is Jesus’ program for Church growth. He doesn’t hire marketing professionals, have a makeover and start a new building campaign. He spends a lot of time alone in…

Of Passover Costumes and Exodus Motifs In Exodus 12, the Israelites were given a specific dress code for the Passover. They were to eat the Passover meal dressed wearing a belt, sandals on their feet, and a staff in their hand. Interestingly, The Twelve are sent out by Jesus with similar costumes: “He commanded them…

From Felicity She wishes you a “Happy Sabbath” from us down in South Carolina.

Love is the Language of Law Dr. Bruce Waltke points out in his NICOT commentary on Proverbs that “‘love’ is the language of law.” The first commandment is one of loving God with all that we are, and therefore there cannot be any sharp dichotomy between what is considered “legal” and what is considered “familial”…

Holy Trinity Weekly This Lord’s Day will be the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The Christian Almanac records that Oswald was only eleven-years-old when he fled from his home after his father, the king of Northumbria was killed by his enemies in 624 A.D. Taking refuge in a monastary on the island of Iona, he was…