Albert Jay Nock Albert Jay Nock originally published this essay in The Atlantic Monthly in 1936, and it has seen a lot of republishing in libertarian circles online in recent years. Its use by libertarian critics aside, Nock's insights have given me a lot to think about with regard to evangelism and how one goes about doing … Continue reading Albert Jay Nock, “Isaiah’s Job” (1936)
"Toppling of the Pagan Idols (The Flight into Egypt): Isaiah 19:1, Pseudo-Matthew 22-23" (1423) by the Bedford Master January 14 marks the old medieval "Feast of Asses" ("Festum Asinorum"), now an obscure and abandoned observance that, among other things, commemorated the flight into Egypt. It was part of the greater medieval Feast of Fools, which … Continue reading Gaudete! Festum Asinorum!
Robert Southwell (1561-1595) was a Jesuit priest active in England who was accused of treason, imprisoned, tortured, and executed for his connections to the Church in Rome during the reign of Elizabeth I. This little babe, so few days old,Is come to rifle Satan’s fold;All hell doth at his presence quake.Though he himself for cold … Continue reading Great poetry for Christmas: Robert Southwell, “New Heaven, New War”
From a letter to Margaret, Princess of Anhalt, in 1538: “We who believe on Him should by all means be confident, for we know that we do not belong to ourselves but to Him who died for us. Therefore if we are sick, we are not sick unto ourselves; if we are well, we are … Continue reading Great Stuff from Luther
Header Image: Jesus and the Woman with the Issue of Blood, Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, Rome (Wikimedia Commons) Joan E. Taylor has written a neat little article on how Jesus may actually have looked, just in time for the Easter season, in the Friends of ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) March 2018 newsletter. … Continue reading A great discussion of how Jesus may have looked according to images and evidence from the First Century