Did Jesus Drink Alcohol?

The Muslim world can’t understand how Christians can claim the name of Jesus and yet drink wine. They can’t imagine that any prophet would condone wine. Samuele Bacchiocchi addresses the question of whether Jesus drank fermented wine here, in a chapter from his book, Wine and the Bible.

Who Do You Say that I Am?

In Mark 8, Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do men say that I am?”  And they said that folks had a lot of different ideas. Some said he was John the Baptist, others said he was Elijah, or one of the prophets. But Jesus wanted more than a survey of public opinion. And so he…

Some Thoughts on the Incarnation

I went to a men’s gathering last night at which the speaker made a couple of interesting remarks linking the Temptation in the Garden with the Temptation in the Wilderness. The serpent’s appeal to Eve was that they would not die, but would be as gods. To Jesus, on the other hand, he said, “If…

Sobrino & von Balthasar

Grant Gallicho posts a letter written by Nicholas Lash to The Tablet regarding the Sobrino affair. Lash quotes some statements from Hans Urs von Balthasar that appear to advocate the same ideas for which Sobrino was reprimanded (Christ being a man “assumed” into God and having “faith”). Lash accuses the CDF of sloppiness in its…