“Written to be Heard”

My review of Paul Borgman and Kelly James Clark’s book “Written to be Heard”, on how we miss one of the most important dimensions of the Gospels when we only read our Bibles.

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Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Reflections on the Lectionary readings for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. Where do you put your faith? What causes us as humans to prosper?

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Luke 19:11-17: Eschatological Minas

Jesus tells the parable of the servants and the minas for two reasons. First, the Jews expected the kingdom of God to appear immediately. Secondly, because he was nearing Jerusalem. What do either of these things have to do with his approach to Jerusalem? That this is how Luke transitions from the story of Zacchaeus to the parable signals that the parable cannot be read on its own, but is part of a larger literary chunk of the gospel.

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