Category Archives: Saints

The (Other) S-Word, Part 9: Holy Hitchhiker

I know I’ve promised to spend some time on Pentecost in this series, and we will get there. But for today, let’s jump ahead a bit to one of my favorite stories in the entire Book of Acts: Philip and … 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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The T-Word, Part 2: A Tough Job

As I suggested yesterday, Jesus’ testing in the wilderness gave him ample time to ponder famous stories of testing from Scripture. And I wonder if His thoughts on these time-honored tales changed at all, as he pondered them from the perspective of … Continue reading

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More Grave Questions

In many a dark hour, I’ve been thinkin’ about this That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss But I can’t think for you, You’ll have to decide Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side That’s from the Bob Dylan classic … Continue reading

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The Bad Samaritan

I’ve known for years that I’m too much Martha, not enough Mary. And as I mentioned in the recent Let’s Get Real series, I might be more like a Pharisee than I realized. But imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when it … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real, Part 2

I have a confession to make. Some Sundays, I don’t feel like taking notes during the sermon, but I do it anyway –in case my fellow parishioners are looking. Am I one of those whitewashed tombs Jesus spoke of in … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real, Part 1

Christians are a bunch of two-faced phoneys and hypocrites. Aren’t we? We get together on Sunday mornings in our nice clothes, smile big and act as friendly as we can. We sing loudly and raise our hands during the songs. … Continue reading

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