Monthly Archives: January 2015

The (Other) S-Word, Part 5: Triple OT

In sports, Triple OT is both a blessing and a curse. When an NHL playoff game reaches a third overtime period, you know you’re watching history in the making. It’s epic, it’s dramatic. And yet, the fact you’ve arrived at Triple … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 4: Double OT

The (Other) S-Word appears a lot more in the New Testament than the Old, but there’s easily enough Spirit-related material in just the Old Testament to fill a whole book. I barely scratched the surface in Part 3 of this … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 3: Going into OT

As I said in Part 1 of this series, while the Holy Spirit came to stay at Pentecost, He’s been involved in the biblical narrative and the lives of human beings since Day 1 – literally. Having said that, there’s … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 2: Wind

Ruach. Pneuma. Spiritus. No, those aren’t magic words that Harry Potter could have used to turn Draco Malfoy into a mug of butterbeer, they’re the word ‘spirit’ in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. And what strikes me today about these words is … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 1: For the Birds

Spirit. Considering the significance and prominence of this word in the Bible, it’s a little surprising that I haven’t already explored this six-letter bombshell in the Words  series I began last January. In hindsight, it seems a little backwards that … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Mommy

Yesterday, we took a look at the stories of four of Jesus’ Grannies included in the Genealogy of Christ recorded in Matthew 1:1-17. But no discussion of Jesus’ female ancestors would be complete without at least a passing look at the last … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Grannies

In the Jesus’ Granddads series last week, I pointed out the startling reality that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke each include a genealogical record for Jesus Christ, and that they don’t agree. But I neglected to tell you which one is my favorite. … Continue reading

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