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Advent - First Move
Jesus chose to live here Photo credit: Jonathan McIntosh H ow delightful it is to see approaching  over the mountains     the feet of a messenger who announces        peace,  a messenger who brings good news,       who announces deliverance,       who says ...
Jesus chose to live here Photo credit: Jonathan McIntosh How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains the feet of a messenger who announces peace, a messenger who brings good news, who announces d...
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Advent - The Revolutionary
Jesus and his comrade in arms Photo credit: Susan WD And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,      and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.      For behold, from now on all generations will call me b...
Jesus and his comrade in arms Photo credit: Susan WD And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now ...
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What We Need the Bible For
A n N T Wright quote I like on  the purpose and authority of the Bible in the Christian Movement. We live under scripture because that is the way we live under the authority of God that has been vested in Jesus the Messiah, the Lord. But what is God’s autho...
An N T Wright quote I like on the purpose and authority of the Bible in the Christian Movement. We live under scripture because that is the way we live under the authority of God that has been vested in Jesus the Messiah, th...
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Thanksgiving -- Ancient Israelite Style!
T o thank the Lord for his many blessings many of us gather together with our families at this time of year. We bring our best food, lots of meat and baked goods made from scratch with the best ingredients. Then we offer a prayer of thanks, recounting what ...
To thank the Lord for his many blessings many of us gather together with our families at this time of year. We bring our best food, lots of meat and baked goods made from scratch with the best ingredients. Then we offer a pra...
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Are We Doing it Right?
Jesus of Nazareth came as the long expected warrior-Messiah, as I wrote Thursday , but his weapons, his enemy, his battlefield, his strategy, and the final, climactic battle he fought were entirely unexpected. And the same is true for us. We humans really h...
Jesus of Nazareth came as the long expected warrior-Messiah, as I wrote Thursday, but his weapons, his enemy, his battlefield, his strategy, and the final, climactic battle he fought were entirely unexpected. And the same is ...
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Why is Jesus Called a Nazarene?
From an old book Sometimes the questions on Quora aren't that hard. They just need a little research... Q: Why did Jesus call himself a Nazarene to Paul in Acts 22:8? Who is a Nazarene? A: Jesus came from Nazareth, a town so small and insignificant that it ...
From an old book Sometimes the questions on Quora aren't that hard. They just need a little research... Q: Why did Jesus call himself a Nazarene to Paul in Acts 22:8? Who is a Nazarene? A: Jesus came from Nazareth, a town so ...
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The Gospel of Invasion
Jesus Preaching , by Tissot I t might be held... that the ethics of Confucianism have an independent value quite apart from the story of the life of Confucius himself, just as the philosophy of Plato must be considered on its own merits, quite apart from th...
Jesus Preaching, by Tissot It might be held... that the ethics of Confucianism have an independent value quite apart from the story of the life of Confucius himself, just as the philosophy of Plato must be considered on it...
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Advent - What Was So Important?
What was so important to God that he did this ? Photo courtesy of  Bob Swain The snake was the most clever of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. The snake spoke to the woman and said, “Woman, did God really tell you that you must not eat from ...
What was so important to God that he did this? Photo courtesy of Bob Swain The snake was the most clever of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. The snake spoke to the woman and said, “Woman, did God really te...
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Advent - The Approaching King
Caesar comes for a visit Photo by NoJin This year Advent begins today, November 27th. Every Sunday and Thursday until Christmas, I'll be posting a series of short essays to help us listen for the approaching footsteps of the True King. "Listen, I am coming ...
Caesar comes for a visit Photo by NoJin This year Advent begins today, November 27th. Every Sunday and Thursday until Christmas, I'll be posting a series of short essays to help us listen for the approaching footsteps of the ...
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Where is Jesus' Tomb?
Church of the Holy Sepulcher Photo by israeltourism Q: What evidence is there that the tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is the burial place of Jesus Christ? A:  The main piece of evidence is that we know from historical texts that if yo...
Church of the Holy Sepulcher Photo by israeltourism Q: What evidence is there that the tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is the burial place of Jesus Christ? A: The main piece of evidence is that we know f...
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Weapons of Redemption
D eep in the bloody four-year american civil war Abraham Lincoln was already contemplating the task of putting the country back together once it was over. One congressman with whom he was discussing his plans for a merciful reconstruction was incensed. "Mr....
Deep in the bloody four-year american civil war Abraham Lincoln was already contemplating the task of putting the country back together once it was over. One congressman with whom he was discussing his plans for a merciful re...
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God's Colony
Christians eating the Agape meal soon after "Mathetes" wrote. Painting from the  Catacomb of Saints Peter and  Marcellinus As I wrote on Thursday after the US election, the true country and first allegiance of a member of the Christian movement is not any n...
Christians eating the Agape meal soon after "Mathetes" wrote. Painting from the Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus As I wrote on Thursday after the US election, the true country and first allegiance of a member of the...
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