Jesus is tempted in the wilderness and calls his first disciples.
This week on the Theopolis podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the concluding chapters of John’s Gospel.
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Following the land/sea symbology of Israel/nations — when Jesus walks on water (as if it were land) do you think this is a type of the mystery revealed in the gospel (ie: the nations/waters are brought into God’s family/land)? Does Peter’s experience here foreshadow his initial comprehension of the mystery, followed by stumbling with the Judaizers (per Paul’s account in Galatians)?
In Acts 13, Saul conflicts with the Jewish false prophet Bar-Jesus and is called by the name Paul for the first time. I explore the literary dynamics of this account a bit more closely.