The Sacred Breath: “Two Becoming One” in The Gospel of Philip and The Gospel of Matthew

When it comes to discussions surrounding the enigmatic figure of Mary Magdalene in the Western consciousness, Cynthia Bourgeault’s book on Mary and her role in the ministry of Jesus Continue reading “The Sacred Breath: “Two Becoming One” in The Gospel of Philip and The Gospel of Matthew”

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Prophetic Dissonance (Part 4): Joel’s Day of the Lord

As Israel fell to Assyria and Judah fell to Babylon, the people of God had to do some serious soul-searching. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 4): Joel’s Day of the Lord”

Prophetic Dissonance (Part 3): Ezekiel’s Vision of a Mobile Throne

Both Isaiah and Ezekiel have visions of God seated on the throne at the beginning of their ministries, yet whereas Isaiah’s vision is well-known among Christians, Ezekiel’s is decidedly less well-known. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 3): Ezekiel’s Vision of a Mobile Throne”

Prophetic Dissonance (Part 2): Isaiah’s Vision and the Purity Code

Isaiah’s vision of God in the Temple is well-known, and is often used in connection with the “send me” narrative adopted for and by missionaries. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 2): Isaiah’s Vision and the Purity Code”

Prophetic Dissonance (Part 1): Telling National Myths from the Bottom Up

In 1980 Howard Zinn, a political scientist, published a book called The People’s History of the United States. Continue reading “Prophetic Dissonance (Part 1): Telling National Myths from the Bottom Up”

The Center of the Story and the God of the Periphery: Geographical Movement in Jonah

In his book on development work, Myers pauses to reflect on the life and ministry of Jesus and how the geographical movement of Jesus sheds light on the work of God. Continue reading “The Center of the Story and the God of the Periphery: Geographical Movement in Jonah”