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Blog Archives: May 2010

The Gospel According to the New Yorker

May 26, 2010
I have been asked by friends at Christ Church to comment on Adam Gopnik’s essay, What Did Jesus Do?, published in the May 24, 2010 edition of The New Yorker.  This week is Pentecost so I will rely on the Holy Spirit (!) to keep it simple, separating what I consider to be the wheat from the chaff. http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2010/05/24/100524crat_atlarge_gopnik I live under the conviction that serious study of Jesus and the Gospels is best done within the context of a worshiping community, so I invite your interaction. ...

Women in Early Christianity

May 12, 2010
  On this eve of Ascension Day, I am looking forward to the Women in Early Church History class, which begins at our house this Sunday night at 7pm.  So far, 19 people have expressed interest, 3 of which are men, including myself.  What should we make of that?  I will let you decide.   At any rate, I am looking forward to the discussions and hearing from the women in the group. Using Ben Witherington’s book Women and the Genesis of Christianity, we will be exploring the first 70 years of Christianity, from the ministry of Jesus around AD 30 ...