Epiphany: A Meditation and Prayer

Epiphany, like all the seasons of the Church Calendar, summons the faithful to a narrative distinct from other competing narratives. Derived from the Greek word epiphaneia  (ἐπιφάνεια)  “appearing, manifestation,” Epiphany celebrates the in-breaking of divine light, offering hope for all people captured in contexts of moral, political, and spiritual darkness. Unlike other master-narratives that ignore, or […]

Waiting with Job in the Darkness

“God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me; yet I am not silent because of the darkness, nor because thick darkness covers my face” (Job  23:16, 17, ESV). What if God doesn’t seem to care? What if the heavens appear brass? Or worse, what if God seems to reward our faithfulness with darkness and perplexity, […]

Book Review: The Real Jesus

Luke Johnston, esteemed scholar and professor of New Testament at Candler School of Theology, confronts media hyped pseudo-scholarship in a battle to define The Real Jesus. According to Johnston, the real Jesus is the Jesus of faith portrayed in the New Testament Gospels, rather than the Jesus modern scholars piece together by historical reconstruction. Thus, […]