Tag Archives: Jesus

Fasting with Christ

Well, it’s a confusing day for Christians, today, being both Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day.  Some people might be geared up for a valentine’s day date, but it’s also the beginning of Lent.  The worship service for this day … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Origins

This is part two of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” Where did we come from? and How did we get here? are two of the big existential questions that occupies the religious and philosophical imaginations of every culture … Continue reading

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The Bible is the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This is part one of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” Perhaps the single most important thing to know about the Bible is that it is about the Gospel, or “good news”, of Jesus Christ.  Every page speaks of … Continue reading

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O come let us adore him

O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethelehem; Come and adore him, born the King of angels. For weeks we have repeated the Bible’s final prayer: “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”  We … Continue reading

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What is the Word of God?

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “the Word of God”? Martin Luther, the great leader of the Protestant Reformation, had a break-down answer that might surprise many of us today.  Typically, a Protestant today might expect … Continue reading

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Jesus on History and the Gospel

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants: Our Lord’s Commentary on Old Testament History and the Gospel a homily on Matthew 21:33-46 One of the big challenges for Bible readers is understanding the relationship between the Old Testament and the Christian.  … Continue reading

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Intimacy of the Incarnation

August 15th is a holiday commemorating the Virgin Mary  (or, more specifically in the Roman tradition, her assumption into heaven at the end of her life).  This year, August 15th was also my wife’s due date, but as it turned … Continue reading

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