The Women Stayed With Him

Going back to the morning of the resurrection in the Gospel of Mark. The Gospel of Mark was and is the first Gospel which was written, which means that for a period of time the Gospel of Mark was simply “the Gospel”, the only gospel which was written. If we think about the week leading […]

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Good morning!! An example here of how we perceive the sermon on the mount to be disconnected sayings just thrown together, when in reality the whole sermon is a single, unified talk in which one idea builds upon the other. Jesus begins with the beatitudes, with listing all those the world had written off who […]

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Looking again at what Jesus has to say about our treasures. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  […]

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Back to the sermon on the mount. Jesus has already been teaching about seeking security outside the kingdom of God in terms of prayers, fasting, and doing our good works. We should be after the audience of one, not doing these things to be seen or noticed by those around us. Our security does not […]

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Back to the Garden

I’m a couple of days late with this…but you know what they say, it’s better late than never… Returning to the garden after Good Friday, both we and Mary Magdalene. Mary is up before the first light. It is still dark outside, but the sabbath day of rest has come to an end. So Mary, […]

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God is dead.

  It’s Good Friday. It’s getting on in the day, it’s about four hours before sunset. Jesus is suffering upon the cross, hanging there, part of a larger spectacle which was not even his own but shared with two revolutionaries. The time has come and from two different accounts of the scene we can get […]

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Weeping over US

It’s Passion week, our Holy Week, the time when we remember the suffering, persecution, crucifixion, and ultimately the resurrection Jesus Christ our Lord. It’s the time when we remember all the events, decisions, and obedience of that week, and there is a lot to remember. I’m looking today at the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus […]

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Dance with the devil

I’ve been wanting to write this for a few days now. What better time you wrote about the cross of Jesus Christ than his passion week. And what better to write about the cross of Christ than Christ own theology of what it means for the world?? Now is the judgment of this world; now […]

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I had big plans for something I wanted to share this morning.  I’m sure it’s the same plan I had the other day when I would up writing my “trust” post.   I still have that plan, but it will have to wait for another day. Part of my morning prayer liturgy now includes reading […]

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I thought I knew what I would write today, but in my quiet time with Jesus that plan changed. This past Friday in my Celebrate Recovery group, I was supposed to give the lesson but had to ask out of it, so my brother Pete did instead. The lesson was action and connected to step […]

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