The Counter-Culture Christ

Jesus Christ was the consummate counter-culture communicator. Consider Matthew 5. Six times he said to the crowds, “You have heard it said…”, laying out the then-current societal norm on various issues. But he followed that up with “But I say unto you…”, clarifying the spiritual, … Read More

What’s Underneath the 42 Names?

Matthew’s genealogy (Matthew 1:1-17), the royal “family tree” of Jesus, is a poetic, numeric defense of Christ’s right to the throne of David. He employs the number 14, the total numeric value of the consonants in the Hebrew name David (D=4, V=6, D=4), to accurately, … Read More