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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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Son of Joseph, Part 1: Bread

Give us this bread forever. We Anglicans say that phrase regularly, as part of Eucharistic Prayer No. 4  in the Book of Alternative Services, and probably don’t give its origins much thought. We think of it as the grateful, humble … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Part 4: Demons and Disciplehood

So far, we’ve mostly ignored the pink elephant in the room, which is arguably the most disturbing part of the apparent contradiction: If the hypothetical false disciples in Matthew 7:21-23 are operating outside God’s will, how are they able to … Continue reading

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