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The Humanity Of God: An Ascension Day Reflection

Commencement season is almost over (there are some college graduations still happening, if you can believe it!). This year I learned of a tradition I didn’t know existed. Apparently a newly elected president’s first commencement address is usually given at Notre Dame. But Donald Trump broke with this convention, recently delivering his first commencement address at Liberty […]

Mockingbird on a Wire: Grace Across the Church Divide

I imagine there are some enthusiastic Mockingbird recruits out there, but I feel drafted. Visiting the Limelight Marketplace – a onetime church turned legendary nightclub turned bourgeois boutique (which advertises a “slice of heaven” from its gourmet pizza shop) – was my Protestant rock bottom. Limelight is not far from where I had attended Father […]

Paul as a Disciple of Jesus: Part 3 of 3

So where are we now? Part one examined the broad issue of the historical Jesus and Paul, noting their differences and the ways those have been exploited to create present antithesis. Part two looked at three different attempts to overcome this divide between Jesus and Paul, with Johannes Weiss, Ernst Käsemann, and N.T. Wright broadly […]

False Starts in the Problem of Jesus and Paul, Pt 2

This is the second of three posts examining the possible relationship between Paul of Tarsus and the historical Jesus. The previous post broadly outlined the problem of the historical Jesus and his relationship to Paul the apostle. I noted Paul’s apparent indifference toward Jesus’ message, the conceptual dissimilarity between Paul’s doctrine of justification and Jesus’ […]

Nobody But The Baby (NT Wright on Colbert)

Real quick: I wanted to call attention to Caleb Maskell’s excellent blog, Nobody But The Baby. The man has clearly been given a burst of inspiration these past couple weeks. He’s got a knack for finding fascinating examples of Worlds-Colliding like the BBC interview with David Soul (aka Hutch of Starsky And Hutch fame…) on […]