Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lent 5A (6 April 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Life beyond Death: Questions and Assumptions 3 An Inventory of Raised Persons? 4 Jesus and the raising of the dead 4.1 Sayings Gospel Q: Go tell John … 4.2 The Daughter of Jairus 4.3 The Widow’s … Continue reading

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Jesus Then and Jesus Now

Please join us for this event as we celebrate the publication of my latest book:  Jesus Then and Jesus Now: Looking for Jesus, Finding Ourselves Melbourne: Mosaic Press, 2014     The book will be launched by the Revd Dr Nigel … Continue reading

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A birth certificate for Jesus

A Birth Certificate for Jesus This is a pre-publication extract from Gregory C. Jenks,  Jesus Then and Jesus Now: Looking for Jesus, Finding Ourselves. (Melbourne: Mosaic Press, 2014) Pages 118–22. For people researching their family history, the birth certificate of … Continue reading

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Lent 4A (30 March 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction: Fourth Sunday of Lent 3 First Reading: David is anointed as king 3.1 Historical perspectives on the David tradition 3.2 Literary perspectives on the David traditions 3.3 The legacy of the David traditions 4 Gospel: … Continue reading

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Lent 3A (23 March 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Wells as Sacred Places 3 Moses and the miraculous rock 4 Jesus the true well-spring 5 Jesus Database 6 Liturgies and Prayers 6.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Exodus 17:1-7 & Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Wells … Continue reading

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Lent 2A (16 March 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: Abraham, agent of blessing to the nations 3 Second Reading: Abraham, ancestor of those who have faith 4 Gospel: Jesus and Nicodemus 5 Jesus Database 6 Liturgies and Prayers 6.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Genesis … Continue reading

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Lent 1A (9 March 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction 3 Jesus Tempted 4 The Testing of Abraham 4.1 Jubilees 17 4.2 Sirach 44 4.3 Apocalypse of Abraham 4.4 Testament of Job, chs 2-8 5 Interfaith Parallels 5.1 Buddhism 5.2 Islamic Texts 6 Jesus Database … Continue reading

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Jewish Biblical Scholarship

Contemporary biblical scholarship is mostly non-confessional. In other words, critical scholars are open to insights from all qualified contributors, irrespective of their personal religious affiliation (or lack thereof). The major critical tools will include material written by Anglicans, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, … Continue reading

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