Category Archives: New Testament

Be Selfish

In a classic VeggieTales episode, Jerry and Jimmy Gourd earnestly but clumsily advise their pint-sized audience, ‘Don’t be selfish.‘ Now, far be it from me to argue with Jimmy and Jerry on most things, but on this topic, I want … Continue reading

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Twinkle

The Gospels are amazing at telling us what Jesus said, but they’re not so hot when it comes to telling us how he said it. If it’s true that 93% of in-person communication is non-verbal, the words attributed to Jesus only … Continue reading

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For How Long?

Am I the only one who thinks Acts 2:42-47 is a bit of a crock? They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders … Continue reading

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TGIF

Thank God It’s Friday! It’s funny how often we say that phrase and its famous acronym on the other 51 Fridays of the year, and how rarely we apply it to today, the Friday for which we ought to be … Continue reading

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Seven

Seven is a number that seems to pop up a lot in the Bible. And according to George Costanza, it’s also a great name for a baby…   SUSAN: It’s not a name. It’s a number. GEORGE: I know. It’s … Continue reading

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Perfect: Is that All?

Bless me, reader(s), for I have sinned: it has been more than two months since my last blog post. I suspect that few of you are particularly upset by the long dearth of content – surely there are other places … Continue reading

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The M-Word

Prepare to be scandalized, fellow Liturgicals: My church follows the Revised Common Lectionary, but we don’t normally read the Psalm – just the Gospel and either the Old or New Testament reading designated for that week. In my opinion, two … Continue reading

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