“..whatever the world is like, God has not abandoned it.” William Barclay on Matthew 24

St. John One: One

The Day Of The Lord (Matt 24:6-8,29-31)

24:6-8,29-31 “You will hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not disturbed; for these things must happen; for the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

“Immediately after the affliction of these days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then there will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the tribes of the earth will lament, and they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and much glory. And he will send his angels with a great trumpet call, and they will gather the elect from the…

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My Car, poem by James Ross Kelly (ME, AT 17 Poetry and Prose Series) | Silver Birch Press

My Car by James Ross Kelly At seventeen I was driving my Newly restored & shiny red 1951 Henry J I’d worked on for 3 years, With its rebuilt, “Kaiser Supersonic 6” Down Highway 62, it is 1967 &…

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BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR BIBLICAL DISCOVERY ROCKS THE WORLD – MUSLIMS ARE LIVID – God’s Got It Israel

This is exciting! Archeologists have made a biblical discovery that is the first of its kind! Muslims are mad because there is new evidence that the Jews ruled Israel long before Palestinians cl…

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Ur-Fascism | by Umberto Eco | The New York Review of Books

I think it is possible to outline a list of features that are typical of what I would like to call Ur-Fascism, or Eternal Fascism. These features cannot be organized into a system; many of them contradict each other, and are also typical of other kinds of despotism or fanaticism. But it is enough that one of them be present to allow fascism to coagulate around it.

Source: Ur-Fascism | by Umberto Eco | The New York Review of Books

A Curator’s Guide — An Exploration into Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Galatians

Daniel B. Wallace

img_9080This week I am posting the latest installment from our Curator’s Guide series. Each week has brought you an expertly compiled list (put together by Rob Bowman) of helpful books to guide your study of the New Testament. This segment will contain the bibliographies for Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Galatians.

Romans:

Note: This bibliography lists not five but six books on Romans, which has attracted more commentators than most other books of the Bible.

Byrne, Brendan, S.J. Romans. Sacra Pagina 6. Edited by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press—A Michael Glazier Book, 1996. Detailed commentary by a Jesuit scholar that supports at crucial points the correctness of the Protestant interpretation.

Dunn, James D. G. Romans. 2 Vols. WBC. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1988. Controversial, stimulating commentary by a neo-evangelical theologian who supports the unconventional view (known as the New Perspective on Paul)…

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