Remember the’ ironic words of Caiaphas, the High priest, in John 11:49,50?

But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all.  Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.”

Though conniving motivated his comment, truer or more redemptive words had not been spoken.  Jesus would die for the people and by his death they would not perish (Jn 3:16).

Remember the ironic words of Christopher Hitchens we mentioned last week?

The apostle Christopher Hitchens

For those of you who’d like to read the entire transcript of the interview, here it is in the Portland Monthly Magazine.  Perhaps even more intriguing is his interviewer’s post-mortem on the exchange–oh, and don’t fail to note the comments in her post!