The “New Perspective” on Paul

Someone recently asked my thoughts on the “New Perspective on Paul.” I have to chuckle whenever I hear the phrase, “New Perspective.” We were reading Krister Stendahl’s “Paul among Jews and Gentiles” in New Testament courses at Atlantic Union College nearly 30 years ago! (And Sanders, and Wright, and Dunn …) I haven’t written anything…

John Paul II and the Legionaries

Time has an article about Marcial Maciel and the Legion of Christ that touches on a particularly sensitive issue: the promotion of the order by Pope John Paul II, now under consideration for canonization. The Vatican had investigated Maciel’s personal life as early as the 1950s; but John Paul, whose papacy began in 1978, showered…