Pastor Stephen Finlan 

Sermons, Writings, and links.
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Contact? Write sfinlan@bu.edu              Bi-Weekly Quotation:
2-26-12 sermon: The Spirits in Prison
4-1 Palm Sunday: The Peace King
4-15, Holocaust Sunday: God Is Light


1-6-13: The Magi

“Our joy and healing, Christ Jesus of Heaven, always pursues us in a poor man’s apparel, and looks upon us in
a poor man’s likeness, searching us as we pass with looks of love, and forever seeking to know us by our kindness of heart.”

          Piers the Ploughman, quoted in Marilynne Robinson, The Givenness of Things, p. 72



Partial Index - Dates when preached these texts (read left to right).
Psalms
5 > 6-16-13       23 > 4-21-13
24:3-5 > 3-4-12  
      34:18 > 10-27-13
37:11 > 2-2-14                  42:7 > 3-16-14
50:12-14 > 8-11-13
51:10-17 > 3-25-12, 10-27-13, 3-9-14
82 > 7-14-13                     104:30 > 6-2-13
118:25-26 > 4-13-14
130 > 8-12-12 138:8 > 6-7-15 146 > 6-9-13                     147:3 > 10-27-13
Isaiah
2:1-4 > 12-8-13                    
5:1-12 > 2-2-14
7:14 > 12-22-13         9:6 > 12-24-12, 1-6-13, 12-8-13
ch 11 > 12-8-13, 4-13-14
32:15 > 12-8-13    35:5 > 1-27-13, 12-15-13
53:3 > 4-22-12    56:7 > 4-1-12
59:6, 8 > 4-22-12    ch 61 > 1-27-13
62:10-12 > 4-13-14    66:13 > 5-12-13
Matthew
1:18-25 > 12-22-13           2:1-12 > 1-6-13
3:13-17 1-12-14                4:12-23 > 1-26-14
5:1-12 > 2-2-14   5:5 > 2-2-14, 3-9-14
5:6 > 3-2-14   5:8 > 11-17, 12-22-13
5:21-30 > 2-16-14   5:44 > 11-3-13, 2-23-14
5:48 > 7-14-13, 2-23-14

6:10 > 6-16-13, 7-28-13     6:23 > 6-16-13
6:33 > 8-4-13, 3-2-14         7:7 > 11-17-13, 4-13-14
7:16 > 8-8-13     9:13 > 8-11-13
9:22 > 1-27-13, 4-28-13, 10-13-13
10:16 > 9-8-13  10:40-42 > 6-29-14
11:2-11 > 12-16-12, 12-15-13        12:7 > 8-11-13
12:50 =Mk 3:35:> 8-26-12, 6-16-13, 3-23-14, 6-7-15
13:55 > 12-22-13                 13:57 > 3-4-12
21:23-32 > 2-6-14                22:75 > 10-6-13
Romans 
2:15 > 3-2-14                   6:23 > 2-26-12
8:14-25 >
2-17-13      8:29 > 7-14-13
9:5 > 12-22-13           
10:4-14 > 2-17-13, 6-23-13
12:2 > 6-17-12, 7-21-13

16:7 > 12-23-12, 6-23-13, 4-20-14

Feb Mssngr: Self Respect
4-13, Palm Sunday: Say to Daughter Zion
4-20, Easter: The First Witness
4-27, Holocaust Sun.: Kept in Heaven
Link to Pastor Steve's books on Amazon                        Best Bible Links
Excerpts from Steve's books and articles                         Bible Gateway (Searchable)
from Options on Atonement in Christian Thought         Ethereal Library (Church fathers,
from "Deification in Jesus' Teaching"                           language studies, commentaries)
from The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching               Extrabiblical Writing(Dead Sea Scrolls
                                                                                                                   Pseudepigrapha, Gospels, Apocalypses)
Links to Steve's publishers:
Link to Steve's books at Liturgical Press                        Early Christian Writings (books etc.)
Link to Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological
    Motives and Biblical Patterns
  (Fortress Press)

Link to my books at
Wipf & Stock:
- Bullying in the Churches                                        
-
The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teachings             
- Theosis, volume 1

See also Theosis, volume 2, with an article 
on theosis in Jesus' teaching

Published by Society of Biblical Literature:
Background and Content of Paul's Cultic Atonement Metaphors,
(a large portion of the text of  my dissertation)

Published by Blackwell: link to contents in Blackwell Companion to Jesus
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