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December 6, 2018

“Love Your Enemies”

John Piper, “Jesus’ Love Command in the Synoptic Gospels and in the early Christian paraenesis,” p 90f. Turning to the sixth antithesis we may ask whether […]
December 6, 2018

Jesus the Central Jew: His Times and His People

by LaCocque, pages 95-6. Jesus claimed to be (or to become) the ultimate manifestation on earth of the kingdom he heralded: he inaugurated the realm of the […]
December 6, 2018

Jesus and the “Eye for an Eye” Command: A Response

by Greg Boyd First, both Jesus and his Jewish audience were very familiar with the OT’s commands to take “an eye for an eye and a […]
October 31, 2018

Other Challenges to a Pacific View of Jesus: Matthew and the Temple Incident

Gabrielson, Paul’s Non-Violent Gospel: The Theological Politics of Peace in Paul s Life and Letters, pp 52-54. Whenever the subject of Jesus’ peaceableness is discussed, questions […]
October 31, 2018

Take your cue on violence from non-Christians: Luther

On Governmental Authority, 1523. You ask whether a Christian too may bear the temporal sword and punish the wicked, since Christ’s words, “Do not resist evil,” […]
October 31, 2018

Jesus and his Enemies

Narrative Conflict in the Four Gospels by Robert Beck. CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN MATTHEW Along with the David story, the story of Moses is one of the […]