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Palingenesia: Genesis Anew

The Stoics believed that the whole world was destined to go down in flames in a great cosmic conflagration, only then to be remade and to start all over again.  Of course, for them history was (viciously?) cyclical–this process of universal dissolution and reconstitution would go on forever and ever. Whether or not that’s true … Continue reading

(Re-)Reading Matthew Together: Jesus’s Table (Manners), Jesus’s Kingdom and Jesus’s People in Matthew 15

Tonight the Graduate Christian Fellowship will be looking at Matthew 15, a chapter of the Gospel that has long been a challenge to me.  The first half of the chapter narrates a clash between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees over Jesus and His disciples’ disregard for the “tradition of the elders” concerning mealtime ritual … Continue reading

A word on the skipped generations in Matthew’s genealogy

So the faculty Bible study at Meredith College is underway and yesterday we began our long journey through the Gospel according to Matthew.  We spent the whole of our hour together yesterday looking at 1:1 and at the intricacies of the genealogy.  Should 1:1 be translated “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ” or … Continue reading

Food for Thought: Robert Gundry on Matthew as Midrash

The NC State’s Graduate Christian Fellowship will be meeting for another Food for Thought dinner on October 23rd.  Over the course of this year we are studying the Gospel According to Matthew during our Tuesday night meetings, which has been a rich, challenging and encouraging time for all of us.  The Gospel of Matthew, when … Continue reading

(Re-)Reading Matthew Together: Tools for Studying the Gospel of Matthew

So the GCF is currently studying the Gospel According to Matthew at our Tuesday night meetings, and it has been a rich and encouraging time together.  Our study is fairly unique.  Formally speaking, it is just an inductive Bible study.  Nothing fancy.  But, on the other hand, our group approaches the text with historical, literary, … Continue reading

NCSU Graduate Christian Fellowship

Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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