Regressive awareness (4)

This final post follows from this one, this one and this one, in which I began sharing commentary on a post on the Logos Academic Blog.  Here is the most substantial, worthy comment from someone else on that article.  Please note the reliance on data and the good follow-up questions, and please don't miss my summary statement at the bottom.  … Continue reading Regressive awareness (4)

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Regressive awareness (2)

This post follows from the previous one, in which I began sharing commentary on a post on the Logos Academic Blog.  Here, a commenter named Daniel speaks matter-of-factly.  I disagree with him sharply but appreciate his tone. Daniel:  The reason that the kingdom is rarely referenced after the Synoptics, especially in Paul’s epistles, is because it has … Continue reading Regressive awareness (2)

Regressive awareness (1)

A recently published word study was not exactly revelatory for me, yet it did guide me back to that type of investigation in the Kingdom sphere.  (Here is my follow-up inquiry on the word frequency data.).  Quite a bit of dialogue—or, more accurately, a series of solitary interjections—came later.  On the whole, it seems to me … Continue reading Regressive awareness (1)

Unseen yet apparent: insights into the Lord’s model prayer

It is almost embarrassing to admit that (1) traditions surrounding the Lord's model prayer and (2) my own distaste for repetition have kept me from considering the place of this prayer in early Christian thought—and presumably in the very mind of Jesus.  As set in Matthew's gospel, this prayer can lead to important insights, including … Continue reading Unseen yet apparent: insights into the Lord’s model prayer

Subtextual “empire” in Paul?

Merely knowing the Roman Empire existed during the time of Jesus and Paul would lead almost anyone to assume that said empire was a factor in people's lives.  I suspect that the extent (a) differed regionally, and (b) will remain largely unknown to us.  I am deeply interested in the "empire" topic and am under … Continue reading Subtextual “empire” in Paul?

Peace Events

I've learned that today, September 21, is an International Day of Peace.  A quick scan of this website (currently not responding, presumably because of high traffic) tells me that the associated enterprise is too politicized for my taste, but there are many less worthy things to be aware of and involved in.  I'm glad to know … Continue reading Peace Events