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A Little Hinduism in Christianity

  There’s a Hindu teaching used to explain dharma, or the essential order of things (an integrity and harmony in the universe and the affairs of life that cannot be disturbed without courting chaos). Maybe we can see how it … Continue reading

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Jesus – A Witness to Truth

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

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Unity and the Exceptional Life

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     I’m working on a couple of writing projects right now. One is on eternal life and another is on retranslating the Gospels, inserting all the different biblical terms I’m redefining. What I’ve found is that so much of our … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Development

Mark 10:2-16        Children have always gotten the short end of the stick. They are powerless. At least, until they get big enough to take the long end of the stick from your old and feeble hands. Then who has … Continue reading

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True Religion is Not Tradition

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, James 1:17-27      I heard a story that helps me think about tradition and how it can get in the way of religion that is true. A man was hired to paint the lines on a highway. … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage – Love is the Narrow Gate

Matt. 7:13-14      Gay marriage is a holy exception to the biblical generalization of the union of two people. Exceptions to the Law are found by entering the narrow gates of love. Jesus said there are few who enter by way of … Continue reading

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Bring the Kingdom of God to Someone

  Mark 1:14-20                                                    The kingdom of God (which is the same thing as the kingdom of heaven) is one of my favorite topics. I think it was one of Jesus’s favorite topics. John the Baptist considered it a favorite … Continue reading

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Mary – Favored by God

  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

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Promote Love, Not Religion

Matthew 23:1-12 Aramaic scholar, Neil Douglas Klotz says that the word “woe” from a Semitic language viewpoint is a cry of alarm or warning in the context of being cut off from the sacred flow of life. Jesus wasn’t warning … Continue reading

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Dress for Success in the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 22:1-14     I explained many of Jesus’s parables about the kingdom of heaven in my recent book, but this parable didn’t make it into any chapter. It could have fit into the chapter about “who won’t get into heaven” (Chp. … Continue reading

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