Here we go again!
On BBC’s Question Time, a panel member says that Boris Johnson’s father’s alleged history of violence is ‘on record’ and calls him a ‘wife beater’. Unless and until that’s proven to be the case, neither you nor I can know its truth or otherwise. Ms Bruce, required to maintain required BBC standards of ‘balance’ and…
A Boring Christmas Genealogy?
Why does the Bible contain lists of ancestors which are hardly enthralling? One, in 1st Chronicles, is 9 chapters long, making the book chronic-ally unappealing! Their purpose is establishing legitimacy. The king in Jerusalem, had to be a proven descendant of King David; a Temple priest had to be a descendant of Aaron, Moses’ brother. …
Jesus and Women
Let’s leave the 21st century behind for a moment, and think about the sayings and doings of Jesus of Nazareth as if we, like him, were 1st century Jews. Several New Testament scholars have noted that there’s no instance in which Jesus belittled, or stereotyped women. On the contrary, he sought to liberate and affirm…