Category Archives: False Prophets

Wednesday Thursday Friday? (Part 1)

My 17-year-old daughter doesn’t spend a lot of time in the church these days, but she still has a favorite Bible passage: 2 Kings 2:23-24: From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Literally? (Part 2)

Yesterday, I abruptly ended Part 1 of this Advent Adventure by suggesting that Advent might not happen to humanity all at once, sometime in the future of our collective story, but instead, speculated that Advent happens to each human separately, at the end … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 3: Be As One

As I was putting the finishing touches on Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too yesterday, I noticed another nifty parallel between the writings of John Lennon and the Apostle John:     John of Liverpool: I hope someday you’ll join … Continue reading

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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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Jesus’ Granddads, Part 1

The first 17 verses of the New Testament are not the most compelling read in the Bible, but they’re pretty iconic, and entirely relevant at Christmastime. And if you look at them from the right angle, they’re actually kinda beautiful. … Continue reading

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Korah the Clod, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Balaam is described in the Bible as a villain along with other Old Testament antagonists, and then dropped two names on you. One was probably familiar, the other maybe not so much. Cain … Continue reading

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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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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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The (Other) L-Word, Part 2

On Saturday, we put light in the spotlight, by noting that this L-word makes its first appearance in the second paragraph of the whole Bible (Let there be light), and then highlighting a couple of verses that suggest that God is light – or … Continue reading

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Knock Two Times

Yesterday, we looked at two very comforting passages that contain the word ‘knock’: 1. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and … Continue reading

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