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Category Archives: Scripture
Bible Session Zero
Inspired by a comment @catholickungfu made on twitter today, here’s an idea for getting at all the things the Bible means to you that you aren’t quite aware that it means. In a group setting, I imagine this could be … Continue reading
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Do you understand what I have done for you?
“What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Jesus had gone on to explain that he was giving them an example, and that they should wash one another’s feet, so they had almost forgotten … Continue reading
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Psalm of a Soiled Dove
Crossposted from BLT **What follows is a flight of theological imagination** Psalm 84 The original author of this psalm was a young woman, perhaps a Midianite, who was ravished away from her home by a pillaging army and forced to … Continue reading
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Deliverance: the Movement from Pain to Praise
I recently attended a talk given by Dr. Rosann Catalano, a Roman Catholic theologian and scholar at the Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies, on the topic of pain and suffering in the Bible. Dr. Catalano (who is an excellent speaker, by … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic, Liturgy, Scripture, Theology Tagged Dt 26, Ex 1, Jewish, Rosann Catalano, shared scriptures, suffering, thanksgiving Leave a comment
Lectionary Reflection: Keep on keepin’ on, and when you can’t keep on no more, get some help
I loved today’s first reading from Exodus 17. When Moses has his hands lifted up to God, Israel prevails; when he lets his hands rest, Amalek prevails. So what does he do? Well, actually, the question is, what do Aaron … Continue reading
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in the Alexandrian tradition of biblical exegesis … every Old Testament narrative (historia) is expected to have a corresponding Christian allegorical meaning (theōria). – Richard Bauckham, writing about the The Bride of God or the Lost Gospel of Joseph and … Continue reading
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A lesbian and a fundamentalist….
Read this powerful witness from Kimberly Knight, a lesbian progressive Christian laywoman, about her in-person conversation with Billy Humphrey, a straight fundamentalist Christian minister: A lesbian and a fundamentalist walk into a bar. Substantive conversations across such an ecclesial and … Continue reading
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The Fig Tree
I’m reading Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly’s The Gospel and the Sacred: Poetics of Violence in Mark, and am really engaged by some of the ideas he proposes. Here’s one of them. The pericope of the fig tree has puzzled me & … Continue reading
Posted in Scripture Tagged cleansing of the temple, fig leaves, fig tree, hamerton-kelly, mimetic, mk 11, thesis 9 Comments
Check out the theological Star Trek humor over at Exploring Our Matrix.