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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)

Play ball!

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Really, when you get right down to it, everything the priesthood of believers does in bringing the Kingdom of Heaven closer to the reality of Earth, indirectly proclaims the Resurrection…(Read More)

Holy Saturday

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What other gods have undergone such an ordeal for their people? What other gods have stepped down from their gilded thrones to become the same as any person by whom they were considered a deity? Jesus did, and as a result we have Holy Saturday, the day between death and despair and the day of…(Read More)

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