Category Archives: New Testament

The Bread of Life Discourse (John 6:25-71)

Much has been written about the so-called “Bread of Life Discourse”, the verses in John:6:25-71. Many of the writings I’ve surveyed seek to draw from this text a theology of the Eucharist. But, while Jesus’ sayings certainly apply, the Eucharist is … Continue reading

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A Polite Bribe (Movie Trailer: St. Paul of Tarsus)

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“The Parable of the Sower” or Why Parables?

  The Parable of the Sower is noteworthy not just for its description of the different kinds of faith, but for Jesus’ explanation of why He teaches in parables. This post deals exclusively with the latter. Most Bibles (and commentators) read the … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Let’s begin with a side-by-side comparison of the Parable of the Wicked Tenants in the Synoptics (text cc’d from the NRS) (NB: You can open/download a PDF version of this post here) Matthew 21:33-46 Mark 12:1-12 Luke 20:9-19 There was … Continue reading

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