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Simple, Comforting Words

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Sometimes it seems that the message is so simple. “I love you and I am with you. Do not be afraid. Live in peace, and act in love…(Read More)

On the Way

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It seems that he believes in us. That may be more important than our believing in him…(Read More)

Trust me

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So it’s very possible that the intent of this passage is actually more like, “Don’t worry. You have a belief in God and also a belief in me”–suggesting that this part of the discourse in John is more about our belief being a survival manual than a celestial soda machine, doling out…(Read More)

The travelogue begins…

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When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God thought, ‘If the people face war, they may change their minds and return to Egypt.’ So God led the people by the roundabout way of the wilderness towards the Red…(Read More)

Coming Out

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It’s amazing, then, that the Church Fathers (and Mothers) chose ‘ekklesia’ – called out, not closed – to describe the community of Jesus’ followers. In this upper room encounter, it was clear that The Man was not to be cocooned by fear. Neither were the disciples to be…(Read More)

Richer for the Variety

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We can be thankful that our ancestors preserved both accounts for our benefit and didn’t try to edit or exclude because of inconsistencies in their stories. We are richer for the inconsistencies…(Read More)

Resurrection Appearances

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Part of our inheritance is a rich tapestry of stories about the appearances of Jesus following his death. …Those appearances continue to this day…(Read More)

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