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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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The End of the World is a Good Day

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

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Is It Time For You To Leave, Too?

John 6:56-69       People (disciples) who were following Jesus left because they didn’t understand the metaphors he was using. How could he say “eat” him? He sounds nuts.    It surprises me that more people haven’t stopped following him because … Continue reading

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Deeper Than Bread

John 6:35, 41-51      The Gospel of John is deep. Deeper than manna. The teachings of Jesus are deep. Deeper than bread.     Manna was the “bread from the heavens” that fell on the surface of the ground. Manna was helpful … 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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Do the Right Thing

Mark 6:14-29                                     How many times have you let others pressure you into doing things you really didn’t want to do? Some call it peer pressure. Some call it pride. Some call it wanting to fit in. Some call … Continue reading

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Prophecy versus Tradition

     Jesus said, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his friends and his own family.” He couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Serpent, and Eternal Life

John 3:15      How about another twist on the John 3 text? “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the son of man be lifted up that whoever believes in him should have eternal life.” … Continue reading

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The Name of God

 “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world.”      John 17:6 (NRSV)      What is the name of God that Jesus made known to his disciples? Was it Yahweh? Or Jehovah? Or El-Shaddai? None … Continue reading

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You Are Not Powerless

       Have you ever gone into a department store to return a product that was damaged, or that didn’t work properly the first time you used it? You go up to the return counter, a bit upset because you … Continue reading

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