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The Kingdom Comes with Power

       Jesus seems to have talked in circles. He said something in Mark 9:1 that has confounded people for a long time. It doesn’t seem to make sense.  The way it’s usually translated is like this: And [Jesus] said … Continue reading

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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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Walking on Water

Matthew 14:22-33 The story of Jesus and Peter walking on water is a fascinating and mystical story that is pregnant with meaning. Can we perform miracles? Can we walk on water? Neil Douglas-Klotz says a tradition of both native Middle … Continue reading

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Finding and Losing Your Life

Matthew 10:24-39       He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life because of me will find it. As you might guess, I have a few changes to this biblical translation after looking at the … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes in the Gospel of Luke

  Luke 6:20-31  There’s so many possibilities for interpretation coming out of the Aramaic version of the beatitudes in Luke’s gospel that it would be about as long as the book I wrote about Matthew’s version. There are some significant … Continue reading

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