New Testament


Full Human. Fully Divine. Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman or “Still she persists.” 4   Recently updated!

Proper 18 (23) (September 9, 2018) First reading and PsalmProverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23Psalm 125Second readingJames 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17GospelMark 7:24-37 Etching by P. del Po after Annibale Carracci. Wellcome Library, London. 7:27 He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to […]


Chesterton on the main characteristic of the Hebrew Bible

I am a great admirer of GK Chesterton, from his Father Brown mysteries (the new BBC series does little justice) to his theological ramblings. His output is prodigious and thus uneven, but always entertaining and enlightening. I have been reading his introduction to Job and found these comments thought provoking. The central idea of the great […]