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Articles by Bill Carr

Proper 24 • Isaiah 45:1–7 • October 19, 2014
October 7, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By William Carr
I struggle with the notion that some part of Isaiah, mainly Isaiah 40 and following, is “addressed to the sixth century,” an idea that conservative commentators also endorse. I know Isaiah is directed to “bind up …

Epiphany 4 • Micah 6:1–8 • February 2, 2014
January 21, 2014 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

By William Carr
In spring 2013, I taught an elective to our Residential Alternate Route students on the book of Micah. Early in the term, one of the students asked how the Seminary can afford to offer a …

Pentecost • Acts 2:1–21 • May 19, 2013
May 7, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By William Carr
What in the world is going on?
English versions seem so pedestrian, e.g., “When the day of Pentecost arrived” (ESV) or, simply, “came” (NIV and others). Though the verb συμπληροω occurs only three times …

Proper 10 • Amos 7:7–15 • July 15, 2012
July 3, 2012 – 8:00 am | No Comment

By William W. Carr
The church never quite reads Amos. The Three-Year Lectionary employs it five times; the One-Year includes it once, as an option. We don’t read the prophetic books as books; we plug them …

Is This the Right Place? A Parable of a Farm
May 2, 2012 – 8:04 am | No Comment
Is This the Right Place? A Parable of a Farm

He is like a tree planted by streams of water

What Price Globalization?
January 26, 2012 – 4:43 pm | 12 Comments
What Price Globalization?

How much does that iPad cost?