Monthly Archives: March 2015

Race and Egyptian art

I will get on with my meditation on Seccombe’s account of the crucifixion tomorrow. Today I just want to share some random information. In yesterday’s post about Simon of Cyrene I said that the Bible does not–at least not directly–tell … Continue reading

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Seccombe–a little more identity politics

I am interested in Simon of Cyrene. So I was disappointed that David Seccombe in The King of God’s Kingdom say only a little about him. Seccombe does set the scene for the trek to Calvary. Jesus had been scourged … Continue reading

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Seccombe-identity politics and the crucifixion

Seccombe, in The King of God’s Kingdom, deals a with what I would call the identity politics of the crucifixion. He has entitled sections about the sentencing of Jesus: The Judgment of the Jews The Judgment of the Romans The … Continue reading

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Seccombe-Pilate’s reluctance

For Lent, I am reflecting on the events leading up the Jesus’ crucifixion by reading part of David Seccombe’s The King of God’s Kingdom. With Jesus’ appearance before Pilate, we get connected with secular history. Pilate seems like a ruthless, … Continue reading

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Seccombe-blasphemy

Word Press is being very slow on my system this morning.  So we will see how this goes. In my Lenten reading of David Seccombe’s The King of God’s Kingdom, I have reached the night before the crucifixion. The night … Continue reading

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Seccombe-the arrest

I have come to the arrest of Jesus in my Lenten reading of David Seccombe’s The King of God’s Kingdom. Jesus went to a particular olive grove to spend the night. Judas knew where that was. The authorities wanted to … Continue reading

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Seccombe-agony

I am reflecting on the events of the last days of Jesus’ ministry as presented by David Seccombe in his The King of God’s Kingdom. The synoptic gospels describe the agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Many have … Continue reading

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Seccombe-sacrifice

There is no mention of the actual lamb at the last supper, but when Jesus took bread and called it his body, and wine and called it his blood, he alluded to it. In inviting his disciples to eat and … Continue reading

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Remembering Fred Craddock

Someone once told me that a sermon of mine seemed like a Fred Craddock sermon.  I could not have received a higher compliment.  But it wasn’t true.  Craddock stood above us all. (He was not a tall man.  So the … Continue reading

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Seccombe-did Jesus join the disciples in eating the Passover meal?

I continue to read David Seccombe’s The King of God’s Kingdom as a way of thinking about the last days and hours of Jesus’ ministry during Lent. As said in the previous post, Seccombe finds convincing evidence that the Last … Continue reading

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