Monthly Archives: November 2014

The I-Word

‘All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)’. – Matthew 1:22-23 Umm, Matthew, don’t you … Continue reading

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Melchizedek the Mysterious

Last week, we looked at a fairly obscure Old Testament character named Balaam – a man who wasn’t affiliated with Israel or any of the patriarchs or tribes associated with it, and yet he was a Prophet of Yahweh. Today, I’d like to do … Continue reading

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A Baaaad Day for Goats

Tomorrow is officially Christ the King Sunday (technically the Feast of Christ the King), but when I look at the Scriptures that will be read in liturgical churches around the world, I can’t wonder if it shouldn’t be called Sheep … Continue reading

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Balaam the Ass

As I wrote a couple of years ago in Torah! Torah! Torah!, if you skip over Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy because you think this section of the Bible is just a bunch of Thou Shalt Nots, you’re missing out on some … Continue reading

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A Mission from God

[Insert name here] is on a mission from God. A friend of mine occasionally uses that as his Facebook status, and pops in a photo like the one on the left as his profile pic. He uses these references to the … Continue reading

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