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John 18:33-37 Truth or Consequences was a television show originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940–1957) and later on television from 1950-1988 with other hosts. On the show, contestants received about two seconds to answer a trivia … Continue reading
Mark 13:1-8 The end of the world is coming. Even though it’s a difficult process to go through, it’s a good thing. Except it will be a different kind of end than what most of us were taught. The … Continue reading
One summer between college terms, I took a job working for the City of Indianapolis Dept. of Transportation. The first day I reported for work, I walked in to meet my new boss, a crusty war-horse in a … Continue reading
Luke 1:26-38 And the angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Greetings, favored one.” When I think of being ‘favored,’ I tend to think that I have done something that has pleased another person. I also think that I what … Continue reading
Mark 13:24-37 I like the way Leonard Sweet began a sermon on this Advent text. “Salmon do it. Hummingbirds do it. Butterflies do it. Turtles do it. All these creatures, and many more: they all . . . go … Continue reading
Matthew 14:13-21 Tony Campolo is a pastor, a professor of sociology, and speaker. He was invited to give a major address at a women’s conference. The women at the conference were being challenged to raise several thousand dollars for … Continue reading
Matt. 5:1-12 The Beatitudes of Jesus contain wisdom from the ages that is not carried through in the English translation. If we spoke Aramaic, we might grasp more depth of meaning. Since the gospel reading for Sunday, Feb. 2 … Continue reading
Luke 7:1-10 Can you imagine a Jew or a Muslim or a Buddhist or a Hindu having more faith/trust in Jesus than the religious elite of Christianity? That would be a slap in the face. The fact is, some modern … Continue reading
John 13:31-35 Love one another. When Jesus gave this “new” command to his disciples, it really wasn’t a NEW command. The Greek word for “new” doesn’t mean this is a different command. It means a qualitatively better commandment – … Continue reading