Monthly Archives: February 2022

The Krisis of the Bridegroom

As we draw near to Lent, it seems appropriate to transition to the stories told by our Lord in the final days of his earthly life—the parables of judgment. I will be focusing on the three parables of Matthew 25—the … Continue reading

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“The separation into sheep and goats is accomplished within every individual, and his right and left sides are bared in this separation”

Resurrection in incorruptibility and in glory is neither annulled nor limited by the separa¬≠tion that follows the judgment. Spiritual “death,” or any other defect, is inseparable from immortality. According to the apostle Paul, “If any man’s work shall be burned, … Continue reading

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On the Parables of Judgment

by Robert Farrar Capon At the beginning of my study of Jesus’ parables I divided them into three groups: the parables of the kingdom, which run from the start of his ministry to the feeding of the five thousand; the … Continue reading

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The Unjust Judge–Justifier of the All and Sundry

Only Jesus, I’m thinking, would tell a parable about an impious, merciless judge and make him an exemplar of Deity. “Here is a jurist, a practitioner of the law,” comments Robert Capon, “whom Jesus will portray as a barefaced agent … Continue reading

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“Christ came into the world to look for the lost sheep, and he found it in the Virgin’s womb”

Finding something we have lost gives us a fresh joy, and we are happier at having found the lost object than we should have been had we never lost it. This parable, however, is concerned more with divine tenderness and … Continue reading

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Bad Arguments Against Universalism

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David Bentley Hart on the Publican and the Pharisee

 

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The Elder Son and His Refusal to Die

The music is playing. Singing and riotous laughter can be heard for miles. Gaiety abounds. The aroma of roast veal fills the house. Finally (dum, dum, dum, dum-da dum, dum-da dum) the elder son arrives. But his older son was … Continue reading

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