Crispin Fletcher-Louis argues that Luke 5:1-11 reflects an early angelophany in Luke’s narrative. I argue that it is is not only the appearance of an angel: it is the appearance of God fulfilling his promises in Jeremiah 16.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain, is a literal godsend for the introvert in your life. Not to oversell this book, but no non-fiction, non-theology book has been as paradigm shifting as Quiet has been for me. My first reflection focuses on the role of introverts in the Church.
“It is traditional to regard Luke as a Gentile author writing for Gentile Christians. Indeed, until recently this was regarded as indisputable. […] However, there is a growing consensus, spear-headed by the work of Jacob Jervell, that accepts essential interaction with Jewish concerns and a Jewish readership. […] there ‘.. is today no serious question about the existence of this Jewishness.”
This post will contain two timelines for The Force Awakens: a timeline listing the events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens by book/comic/media title to remain spoiler free, but a second spoiler-filled timeline. Both will be marked accordingly, but some Star Wars: Bloodline, and other post-RotJ media, spoilers apply for the second.