John 7—Is It Ever OK To Lie?

In John 7, Jesus’ brothers urge him to go to the feast in Judaea. He declines, stating he will not go. His brothers set off without him. But then Jesus *does* go. Secretly. Halfway through the feast, he makes himself quite public by teaching in the temple.

What’s up with this? Why did he lie to his brothers? He’s Jesus, so he must have known he was going to attend the feast, and that what he was saying to his brothers wasn’t true. And why did he keep a low profile there, around everyone, if he was just going to end up teaching in the temple anyway?

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Theopolis Podcast: The Ordination Rite (Leviticus)

Having discussed the main sacrifices, Peter Leithart and I wanted to explore the way that they function together in various larger rites. In this episode we discuss the ordination rite.

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Kinism, Online Troll-Culture, and the Poway Shooter with Joe Carter

Mere FidelityOn this week’s Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, and I discuss radicalization and the Poway shooter with Joe Carter. Joe has recently written two pieces for TGC that touch on the issues raised in this podcast: The Age of Terrorism Meets the Era of the Troll and Kinism, Cultural Marxism, and the Synagogue Shooter.

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