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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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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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Rewiring Your Brain with Imagination

  I’m on vacation right now which gives me time to do more reading than normal. It makes me think I need to either take more vacations, or prioritize my time better so that I can read more when I’m … 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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Background on Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther

  Today I want to tell you a little about my book: Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther: Finding Freedom in Love. In 2008, I read the gospel sermons in Martin Luther’s Church Postil. Luther had been asked to write … Continue reading

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Waking Up to the Lord’s Prayer – A Book Review

In May, I released my second book, In Living Color: The Lord’s Prayer. I made it free on Amazon for two days. The number of downloads was respectable. At least, until someone named “pastor jay” posted a 1-star review of it on the … Continue reading

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