What Mind Can Grasp “I AM”? (Augustine)

 Commenting on John 8:24, Augustine had some brilliant reflections on Jesus' words: Unless you believe that I am [εγω ειμι] you will die in your sins.  Note below how Augustine went back to Exodus 3 to explain Jesus' words in John 8.  (Side note: this is why non-Christian groups like Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons tend to… Continue reading What Mind Can Grasp “I AM”? (Augustine)

Lincoln on the Heart of John’s Gospel

Some critics say that the story of Jesus walking on the water in John 6.16-21 is out of place or the work of a later redactor.  Lincoln thinks not: "What has already been said about  the distinctives of John's account makes plain the force of this epiphany miracle for his narrative.  The unlimited power of… Continue reading Lincoln on the Heart of John’s Gospel