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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The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 4): Prodigal Imprints in John 8

The story of the woman caught in adultery in John 8 serves many fascinating purposes within John’s narrative, and functions as a story about forgiveness. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 4): Prodigal Imprints in John 8”

The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 3): The Living Water Encounters the Adulterous Woman

When one comes to the story of the adulterous woman in John’s eighth chapter, the first thing that can be noticed about this pericope are the little brackets surrounding the exchange. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 3): The Living Water Encounters the Adulterous Woman”

The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 2): This Woman is Not for Stoning

I find the story of the woman caught in adultery, found in John 8, compelling for several different reasons. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 2): This Woman is Not for Stoning”

The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 1): Jesus, the Crowds, and the End of Violence

Many of us have probably read or seen the recently wildly popular Hunger Games. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 1): Jesus, the Crowds, and the End of Violence”

The House of the Father: Temple Imagery in Luke 15

The narrative unity within Luke’s fifteenth chapter continues to offer insight into the ministry of Jesus, as well as the heart of God. Continue reading “The House of the Father: Temple Imagery in Luke 15”

Of Mad Kings and Holy Refugees: An Advent Meditation

“When he came down

            He came down to Israel.

When there were problems

            He came down to Africa. Continue reading “Of Mad Kings and Holy Refugees: An Advent Meditation”