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Simple, radical Christianity.
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Those Mysterious Dead Sea Scrolls
The War Scroll Courtesy of Matson Photo Service  H ave you ever wondered what's really in those Scrolls? Yeah, the Bible but what else? Y esterday someone asked me this on Quora . True, it's not " Christ and him crucified " but the Dead Sea Scrolls are stil...

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Production Note: Continuing On
S o, as I told my Facebook page members last week (which you can 'Like' and 'Follow' by clicking  here  if you have the notion, although I think you may need to join Facebook first. But who hasn't joined Facebook, right?) I am going to finish up the three s...

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Peter & Paul: Conflicting Gospels?
Peter and Paul (4th century carving) (A Quora question I answered yesterday.) Q: Did Peter and Paul preach conflicting gospels or messages? A: Not really. Both Peter and Paul preached the same gospel of the Kingdom of God that Jesus preached: That God’s uni...

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On the Other Side of Christmas
Stoning of St. Stephen, by Rembrandt E ven though it's not technically connected with Christmas, yesterday -- the first day after Christmas -- is the day Jesus' followers commemorate the execution of Stephen, the Christian Movement's first martyr. Perhaps i...

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Merry Christmas From the Rebellion
What an invasion looks like A nd so the child has been born, the King has arrived, and the invasion has begun. From that day in Bethlehem to our own, this revolution has continued. Following the example of our Master's own subversive activities, we deploy t...

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Advent - The King on Your Doorstep
The True King arrives T he special child will be born.     God will give us a son who will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be “Wonderful Counselor,      Powerful God,      Father Who Lives Forever,      Prince of Peace.” His power will ...

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The Most Natural Thing
S ome people say we humans are hard-wired to believe in God, that that is the natural state of mankind. Forty-five years ago next Tuesday human beings circled another celestial body for the very first time. Stretched out beneath them the crew of Apollo 8 co...

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Advent - "Meanwhile..."
Shepherds in the fields of Bethlehem T here were shepherds in that region, out in the open, keeping a night watch around their flock. An angel of the Lord stood in front of them. The glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. ‘Don’t be af...

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Why Was the Messiah Born in a Manger?
No Room (I usually repost this article during Advent because the question keeps coming up.) E veryone is familiar with the fact that Jesus' parents couldn't find a place to stay when they arrived in Bethlehem. But why didn't just stay with relatives? After ...
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