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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Giveaway!

Thanks to the fine folks at Baker Academic, you can enter to win a copy of Lee Martin McDonald's The Story of Jesus in History and Faith : An Introduction

You can enter up to four times:

(1) sign up to follow The Jesus Blog (comment below saying so)

(2) share by way of Facebook (comment below saying so)

(3) retweet the link to this giveaway @TheJesusBlog1 (comment below saying so)

(4) comment below with the saying(s) attributed to Jesus that you find most perplexing, or troubling

As always, we will use the true-random generator to select the winner. Just a tip: it is advantageous to enter multiple times by way of separate comments.

-anthony

61 comments:

  1. I will do 1, 2, 3. Sounds like a great book.

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  2. Gimme, gimme, gimme. Please.

    Eric T.

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  3. I'm now following The Jesus Blog.

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  4. I'm now following The Jesus Blog.

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  5. I've now retweeted the link to this giveaway.

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  6. I find Jesus' saying in Mk. 3.28-31 perplexing.

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  7. "Sell everything you have and give to the poor"

    I've now commented with the saying(s) attributed to Jesus that I find most perplexing, or troubling.

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  8. I signed up and liked this blog on Facebook months ago.

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  9. I signed up to follow The Jesus Blog

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  10. I just tweeted this: A good book give-a-way over at the @TheJesusBlog1 Check it out!

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  11. Most perplexing: Luck 10:18: "I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven."

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  12. I want the book too. Looks like an interesting book.

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  13. Most perplexing: "salted with fire."

    Most difficult: "Love the Lord your God...."

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  14. Perplexing: John 3:13, that is, if one follows the Byzantine textual tradition.

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  15. I follow the blog via the rss feed.

    I'm afraid I'm too old to be perplexed with any Jesus saying: they're all too familiar by now. The most frustrating for me is "blessed are the meek", because I tend to be anything but.

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  16. Jesus' comments in John 10.34-5 to the "Jews" after they accused him of blasphemy about asserting himself to be equal to God by appealing to Ps 82.

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  17. tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/jenniferguo/status/428721228539367425

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  18. "From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force" Matt 11:12

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  19. "Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί." John 8:58

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  20. Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί." John 8:58.

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  21. I always follow this great blog!

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  22. And I think that this blog is a helpful aid for those who study the Bible, generally, and more specific the NT, and you offer bright insights almost everyday. Congratulations from Catalonia!

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  23. I also remain perplexed by the bit of the Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus tells those gathered not to throw pearls to swine (Matthew 7:6). Who are the swine? What are the pearls? And how does this connect with the notion that the Kingdom of Heaven is, among other things, a moment when sinners repent and enjoy forgiveness?

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  24. I've always found the "two swords" business in Luke 22:35-38 to be a bit odd

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  25. shared giveaway link on facebook.

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  26. Matthew 12:43 “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none.

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  27. I have signed up to follow this blog.

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  28. "Give to every one who begs from you. . ." (Luke 6:30)

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  29. The whole "Turn the other cheek" thing has recently become extremely hard and troubling for me personally.

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  30. For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.

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  31. Perhaps the most mystifying statement: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing" (Luke 23:34).

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