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Month: July 2014

A novel of Joan of Arc!

I’ve just published a novelization of the life of Joan of Arc and am offering a special Church Edition to all my Wineskin Project readers, at a reduced price and for a limited time. This special edition: Has original cover art painted by artist Carridine Poran. Contains extra material not found in the standard edition:…

Render to Caesar

This is definitely the best reply Jesus ever made to an attempt to trap him with words. It not only escapes the trap, but broadens the whole context of the conversation, putting forward profound ideas about the nature of human institutions and their relationship to the divine. Nevertheless, when I first sat down to write…

The Wedding Feast

The fascinating thing about the parable of the wedding feast is how Jesus changes it from its original form, as spoken by him on a much earlier occasion. It’s more than just a change in its structure to adapt the lesson to a new set of circumstances, but the injection of a disorienting level of…

The Wicked Tenants

Only two readings into Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the momentum is already palpable. Jesus has begun his inexplicable headlong rush to an end that his disciples will see as a catastrophe, Judas is already nearly out of options, and the priests and other rulers of the city are close to a deadly consensus. As the…