"It was necessary for us that God should take flesh and die so that we might have new life....Nothing can equal the miracle of my salvation; a few drops of blood redeem the whole universe!"
- Gregory of Nazianzus, also known as "Gregory the Theologian," a 4th-century church father and patriarch of Constantinople, one of the most important figures in the whole history of Christianity
(Painting: Detail from "La Descente de Croix," by a Stauffenberg master, 14th cent.)
A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.