Part Four — The War of the Lamb

One rendition of historical Jesus (long hair was not the custom of the day for men, and Jesus is here portrayed as a fairly typical Palestinian Jew, circa 30 AD) Note (1) In the section for Week 5, when we are reading the Book of the Revelation of John, we will spend a fair amountRead More

Apocalypse Now small group – Section 5 – “Revelation”

There is only one way to read John’s Apocalypse. Aloud, will full dramatic inflection, preferably with a good view of the sky. Minimum, aloud with that inflection. If you have to be alone to do this without being self-conscious, then do it. When you do it, remember that this is how it was written toRead More

Talk given at Wake Forest University (April 2009)

Militarism patriarchy capitalism pornography Goff (4-2-09) My thanks to Patricia Willis, who has been tireless in putting together this series, who has been a detailed coordinator, an inspired and thoughtful teacher, an engaged activist, and a friendly voice on the telephone until I had the pleasure of spending a little time with her in personRead More

Unpacking the Lord’s Prayer

Most of us raised Christian have memorized one version or another of the Lord’s Prayer, or the Pater Noster. A version appears in two Gospels, Matthew and Luke. The most popular version goes: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it isRead More