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A New Path

     Okay, I’m going to head down a new path and do something new. I’ve gotten bored with trying to give insight into the weekly lectionary as an assist to any clergy that might be reading this blog. At … Continue reading

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Help the Person Who Comes to You and Asks

Matthew 15:21-28 There aren’t many stories in the Bible that paint Jesus in a less than perfect light. Why would he speak in a demeaning way to the Canaanite woman? It seems so out of the norm for him. But … Continue reading

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New Book Release – In Living Color: Heaven

       I’m excited about my newest book coming out in May – In Living Color: Heaven. I usually avoid buying books with “Heaven” in the title because they typically deal with afterlife destinations. But I don’t think Jesus was … Continue reading

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Difficulties in Bible Translation

       Aramaic was a language common to Egypt and most of western Asia (which we know today as Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syria, and Lebanon, etc.). A common language is important because it speeds up business transactions by … Continue reading

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The Unreliability of Biblical Literalism

  The Bible is a poetic, figurative, metaphorical, and mystical book. How else could you understand “Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy” (Ps. 98:8) or “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth … Continue reading

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Gifts of Healing and Health

Matt. 2:1-12 There are many theories of the meaning and symbolism for why the wise men brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh as gifts to the baby Jesus. All three gifts were typical offerings and gifts given to a king. Gold … Continue reading

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Purifying Fire

  Matthew 3:1-12 Fire is a good thing, even when it’s in the Bible. Have you ever eaten an ear of wheat? I hope not. You’d be spitting out chaff or worse.  The closest we get to a grain of … Continue reading

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Is the Bible a Myth?

  This is my contribution to a blogchain that invites bloggers to weigh in on a monthly topic for discussion. This month’s topic asks the question: WHAT IF some or all of the Bible narrative is not necessarily true history, but … Continue reading

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The Feast of Unity

  John 6:51-58         It would be so much easier if we could all come to unity on what the Bible says. Except that the Bible has never been able to unite Christians. For 400 years, there was no “Bible.” … Continue reading

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