John B. Cobb Jr.
Written on the Heart
By Bruce G. Epperly Date Delivered: March 29, 2009 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:10-12 1 John 12:20-26 Legend has it that before the voyages of Columbus and other European sailors, the far…Read More
Why Was Jesus Killed?
By John B. Cobb, Jr. Mark 14:1b The chief priests and scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth, and kill him. Mark’s most explicit and direct answer to the…Read More
What Does it Mean to be a Christian?
By John B. Cobb, Jr. John 8:31 Luke 4:18-19 The answers to this question are quite diverse. Some say that Christians are all those who place that label on themselves. For…Read More
What About Rewards and Punishments?
Contributed by John B. Cobb, Jr. Psalm 97 The scripture passages provided in the lectionary for today generally emphasize the idea of God’s justice. This is certainly a central theme for…Read More
Was Paul a Feminist?
Contributed by John B. Cobb, Jr. Romans 16:1-7 Of course, Paul was not a feminist as that term is strictly employed today. Prior to the very recent period, no one was.…Read More
Thinking Highly of Oneself
By John B. Cobb, Jr. Romans 12:3-8 Paul tells us not to think of ourselves more highly than we should. That is good counsel. There are many people who exaggerate their…Read More
Serving God and Mammon
By John B. Cobb, Jr. Luke story of the rich, young ruler It has been very risky for a long time now to make statements about what Jesus said. Accordingly, I…Read More
Scales Fell From His Eyes
By John B. Cobb, Jr. Acts 9:1-19 The idea that scales sometimes fall from our eyes has taken hold in Christendom. It describes figuratively an experience that many have had. In…Read More
By John B. Cobb, Jr. O Thou, who art both Father and Mother of us all, we thank you for the beauty and love with which we are surrounded here. We…Read More
Is Jesus a New Moses?
By John B. Cobb, Jr. Location: Emory University The lectionary passages selected for today emphasize the connection between Jesus and Moses. Jesus’ ascent up the mount of transfiguration has many similarities…Read More