The blood of God’s people

Now when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been violently killed because of the

Jesus Christ, the Faithful Martyr

και απο Ιησου Χριστου, ο μαρτυς ο πιστος ο πρωτοτοκος των νεκρων και ο

Suffering and rejection with Jesus

The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, an

Luke xii.4

“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more they

The politics of Jesus

Fortunately, Jesus revealed the alternative. He called it “The Kingdom of God.” It’s a political way of life based not o

Counting the Cost

In recent posts I have discussed the discipleship call from Jesus found in Luke ix, “If anyone wants to become my follow

Revelation vi.9-10

Now when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been violently killed beca

Baptism and a transfer of citizenship

There is probably nothing Craig Hovey's book, To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today's Church, does better th

One cannot baptize oneself

Christian martyrdom and its role within the Church is best understood when we first understand the Church itself, and the comm

Luke ix.23: Were they just words?

(This is written in a note-taking sort of way. I’m hashing out some thoughts.) Jesus’s crucifixion was more than t

Type from the margins

"I honestly do not know every designer behind every font, and bow to those who do. I know some of the obvious, major ones (Hel

Change the typeface and save millions?

A 14-year-old Pittsburgh-area student, Suvir Mirchandani, came up with a plan to save his school thousands of dollars annually

Jesus the Second Socrates

I have to touch on something else Candida Moss did in her book, The Myth of Persecution (see the previous post here). There is

Name Drop and Mic Drop: my “scholar” pet peeve

In her book The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented A Story of Martyrdom, Candida Moss took a very Bart Ehrman

The willingness to die

I finally got my hands on and have the opportunity to read Paul and the Crucified Christ in Antioch: Maccabean Martyrdom and G

On the Mark Driscoll apology and steps toward repentance

I saw that Mark Driscoll had sent an open letter to his congregation indicating apologies and a direction of repentance. You c