Luke was a journalist. That point is worth seeing because of what it reveals about the modernness and immediacy of a seemingly ancient text, the New Testament. Something happened in the first century: a series of significant events in and around the life of the person named…
There is a story in the Bible about how Jesus went into the wilderness, became weak after having fasted for 40 days, and then confronted the devil. It…
Welcome to my Substack newsletter. I have migrated what used to be my blog to this newsletter, where I intend to resume my occasional writing on the…
Apple founder Steve Jobs has been quoted as having said, “Artists ship.” It was his response to the claim that programming is art and therefore takes an…
How should we really read the mountain-and-mustard-seed passage in the gospels? In the passage I mean, Jesus seems to promise a sort of omega-level…
Paul was an essayist. That vital point gets lost in the way his work is often presented. The chapter-and-verse divisions of modern bibles work to…
We carry this cartoon picture of rain pouring down out of clouds, as though the clouds contain the rain, as though they store it, as though the clouds…
Of all the card games I play, cribbage feels the most like life. Maybe of all the games I play of any kind, cribbage seems the most like life. Cribbage…
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Peter Zelinski