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D. Mark Davis
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Stammering Man Whose Friends Can't Stop Talking
Below is a rough translation and some preliminary comments regarding Mark 7:31-37, the second portion of the Revised Common Lectionary’s gospels reading for the 16 th Sunday after Pentecost.  You can read the first portion of that text   here .  This is a s...
Stammering Man Whose Friends Can't Stop Talking
Stammering Man Whose Friends Can't Stop Talking
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Two-and-a-Half Stories
Below is a rough translation and some preliminary comments about John 6:1-21, the Revised Common Lectionary gospel reading for the 10 th week after Pentecost.   1 Μετὰ ταῦτα  ἀπῆλθεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς πέραν τῆς θαλάσσης τῆς Γαλιλαίας τῆς Τιβεριάδος.  With these thin...
Two-and-a-Half Stories
Two-and-a-Half Stories
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Pentecost Story
After I wrote this, I realized that it could be read either as an homage to Clement Moore, Dr. Seuss, or Lin-Manuel Miranda. Feel free to use or share, but please attribute it to me so nobody will get angry with you.  Pentecost Story  © D. Mark Davis, 2018 ...
Pentecost Story
Pentecost Story
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Coming on a Clothes-Covered Colt
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rough translation and some preliminary notes regarding Mark 11:1-11, the story
of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and one of the traditional readings for Palm
Sunday. One of the realities of the church today is that Palm Sunday and Passion
Sunday oft...
Coming on a Clothes-Covered Colt
Coming on a Clothes-Covered Colt
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I've uploaded this week's Morning Prayer and Words of Assurance, if anyone might find it helpful.
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The Being of the Son of Man when the Son of Man is not the Son of Man
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rough translation and some preliminary notes for Matthew 25:31-46, the Revised
Common Lectionary gospel reading for Christ the King Sunday. Your comments are
welcomed. My title is a riff on Robert Scharlemann's  profound article, "The Being of Go...
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Reaping and Weeping
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a rough translation of Matthew 25:14-30, the Revised Common Lectionary gospel
reading for the 24 th Sunday after Pentecost. This text causes me
much weeping and gnashing of teeth. If you like
weeping and gnashing of teeth, you might read my essay o...
Reaping and Weeping
Reaping and Weeping
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Pity the Fools
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a rough translation and some preliminary comments regarding Matthew 25:1-13,
the Revised Common Lectionary gospel reading for the 23 rd Sunday
after Pentecost. Your comments are always welcomed.   Just to
do a little contextual and literary critici...
Pity the Fools
Pity the Fools
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The Paradox of Honor
Below is a rough translation and some preliminary comments regarding Matthew 23:1-12, the Revised Common Lectionary gospel reading for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. After being targeted with trick questions, parrying them and countering them in dialogues...
The Paradox of Honor
The Paradox of Honor
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The Great Command and the Work of the Christ
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rough translation and some preliminary comments on Matthew 22:34-46, the
Revised Common Lectionary gospel lesson for the 21 st Sunday after
Pentecost. At bottom is me, prattling on, again. As always, your comments are welcomed.   34 Οἱ δὲ Φαρισαῖ...
The Great Command and the Work of the Christ
The Great Command and the Work of the Christ
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