Sheepfolds, Palaces, and Leprechauns: A Rebuttal of Curran’s History of Fairies and Religion

In his book, The Truth About Leprechauns, Bob Curran collects and organizes all the extant knowledge we have on these small creatures in fascinating detail. Continue reading “Sheepfolds, Palaces, and Leprechauns: A Rebuttal of Curran’s History of Fairies and Religion”

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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”

Some Thoughts Concerning the Lame Beggar from Acts 3 (Part 2)

A question that could certainly be asked in this discussion is, what is the catalyst for the healing of the lame beggar. Continue reading “Some Thoughts Concerning the Lame Beggar from Acts 3 (Part 2)”