Category Archives: Jesus

Origen on Jesus and the Beatitudes

Jesus confirms all of the beatitudes he speaks in the Gospel, and he justifies his teaching though his own example. “Blessed are the meek” is what he says of himself. “Learn of me, for I am meek.” “Blessed are the … Continue reading

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True and Better

HT: Hugh Bourne

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N.T. Wright on Jesus

“My proposal is that Jesus took his own story seriously- so seriously that, having recommended to his followers a particular way of being Israel-for-the-sake-of-the-world, he made that way thematic for his own sense of vocation, his own belief about how … Continue reading

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>Wright on Mark 13

>”Most popular Christian readings of the text, not least within fundamentalism, have shared Schweitzer’s understanding that Jesus predicted the end of the world, but have said that, since this did not happen within a generation, Jesus must have meant something … Continue reading

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>St. Patrick’s Day

>Here’s an exert from the prayer of St. Patrick… somehow it neglects to mention any snakes or dyed-green light beer. Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on … Continue reading

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>Wright on Luke 24

>”The first meal mentioned in the Bible is the moment when Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit. The direct result is new and unwelcome knowledge: ‘the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked’. … Continue reading

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>Wright on Matthew 28:18-20

>”The final promise, that Jesus will be with his people ‘until the close of the age”, belongs closely within the ‘two-age’ stream of Pharisaic/rabbinic Judaism, and also of early Christianity, particularly Paul. The point here is that the ‘age to … Continue reading

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