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Naming Rape Rightly

This week on the LectioCast I get on a hobby-horse or two. Let’s start with one of the most important: If you are preaching on David and Bathsheba this week or ever, David did not commit adultery with Bathsheba. David raped Bathsheba. In a world in which we continue to struggle, for some reason, with […]

Manna and Christ

As I mentioned on Monday, I’ve been playing with the imagery of Manna for a bit. Manna–that bread from heaven, given to sustain the people in the wilderness, but only as it was received afresh every day. Such provision can create problems. It can create the problem of hoarding–attempting to seize the abundance of the […]

Jesus or God?

In yesterday’ stop along the Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? blog tour, Jim West demurred over my articulation of the ministry of Jesus. This seemed like a good, old-fashioned substantive disagreement, or at least, a place where sounding the note with the right emphasis might be important. On p. 100 of JHILBP, I say, […]

Not Quite the New Moses

In John 6, Jesus feeds the 5,000. In the wilderness. What could this possibly mean? The people seem to know: When the people saw that he had done a miraculous sign, they said, ‚ÄúThis is truly the prophet who is coming into the world” (John 6:14, CEB). “The prophet,” the prophet promised in Deut 18:15: […]