Monthly Archives: April 2013

Easter 6C (5 May 2013)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction: Jesus and the Spirit 3 John: The Community of the Spirit 4 Jesus and the Spirit in Paul 5 Jesus and the Spirit in Luke-Acts 6 Summary 7 Jesus Database 8 Liturgies and Prayers 8.1 … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Eight

This week began with some unseasonal rain, including thunder and lightning through much of Saturday here in Tiberias. The drop in temperatures was enough to send me searching for the ancient electric radiator, much to the delight of Fifi, my … Continue reading

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Easter 5C (28 April 2013)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction: The New (and greatest?) Commandment 3 The New Commandment in the New Testament 3.1 Stratum One: 30-60 CE 3.2 Stratum Two: 60-80 CE 3.3 Stratum Three: 80-120 CE 3.4 Stratum Four: 120-150 CE 4 The … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Seven

The past week has been dominated by writing, but I guess that is one of the reasons for study leave? What began as a short section about Nazareth in a chapter of my new book, has drawn me into some … Continue reading

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Easter 4C (21 April 2013)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction: The Good Shepherd 3 Hebrew Scriptures 3.1 Genesis 3.2 Numbers 3.3 2 Samuel 3.4 1 Kings 3.5 Isaiah 3.6 Jeremiah 3.7 Ezekiel 3.8 Micah 3.9 Nahum 3.10 Zechariah 3.11 Psalms 3.12 Ecclesiastes 4 Deuterocanonical Writings … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Six

The past week has been a delightful mix of experiences. The week began and ended with new chapters being completed. This means that half of the new book now exists in draft form, and I have some growing sets of … Continue reading

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Easter 3C (14 April 2013)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Acts 9: Paul’s encounter with the Risen Lord 3 Worthy is the Lamb that was slain 4 Lakeside in Galilee 4.1 John P. Meier 4.2 John Shelby Spong 4.3 Bethsaida: A fishing village by the Sea … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Five

This has been a quieter week in some ways, but quite a productive one as well. The weekend part of the week saw an overlap between the Western Easter and the final days of the Pesach holidays. The country seemed … Continue reading

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The myth of final security

Jesus may have seemed not much more than an irritation to the Roman rulers. How wrong they were. Just yesterday I was walking through the impressive ruins of a 13C fortress high on a mountain near the Israel/Lebanon border. More … Continue reading

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Easter 2C (7 April 2013)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction 3 First Reading: Obedience to God comes first 4 Second Reading: The coming One 5 Beyond Locked Doors 6 Jesus Database 7 Liturgies and Prayers 7.1 Music suggestions Lectionary Acts 5:27-32 & Psalm 118:14-29 (or … Continue reading

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