THE HISTORIC FIRST DAY OF GAY MARRIAGES IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK 2011 – Louis J. Lefkowitz State Office Bldg. , Lower Manhattan NYC – 07/24/11 (Photo by asterix611)

Rodney from Wipf and Stock has a post on Running Heads1 The Case of the Centurion’s Servant in which he comments on an argument used by Alex Ross writing about the gay rights in the the New Yorker discussing Matt 8:5–13.  He quotes Ross:

What’s striking is that Jesus shows no interest in resolving the ambiguity. He asks nothing about the relationship. His eye is elsewhere. Only the centurion’s faith matters.

And comments:

A textual argument I’d not seen, though ultimately one from silence, one “almost conspicuous” in its silence, in  Ross’s words.

I used a similar but different approach to the case of the dog that did not bark in my podcast Jesus and the Centurion’s Lad (pais) there I noted a significant difference between Matthew’s and Luke’s versions of the story and asked about its shock value.

 

  1. What a great name for a publisher’s blog! []