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‘So’ Lazarus?!?

Over the past couple of posts, we’ve taken a look at the stories of Lazarus in the Gospels of Luke and John – speculating about how they might be connected, finding ourselves decidedly convicted by their content and themes and … Continue reading

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The O-Word

‘It’s not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over ‘Cause you’re not standing out Like flashy sparkles in the water Or stars in the sky’ – … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 6: NT, Right?

After three posts and more than 4,000 words on the Old Testament (OT), you’re finally going look at the NT, Right? I can’t tell you how many people have asked me that question in the past couple of weeks. (I really … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Granddads, Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the startling fact that the genealogies of Jesus that are recorded in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 are completely different – and explored a couple of theories put forward by biblical scholars to explain the discrepancy. Both theories feel a … Continue reading

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The Other L-Word, Part 4

I wandered so aimless, my life filled with sin. I wouldn’t let my dear Saviour in. Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night. Praise the Lord, I saw the light!  That wonderfully twangy song stanza was written in the … Continue reading

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Holy Moly, It’s Holy Week!

Lent 2014 has passed much more quickly than I’m accustomed to, and I’m bragging, not complaining … I think. You see, in my relatively short Christian life, I’ve found Lent to be pretty difficult. It’s tough for me to keep … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Part 1: The Zebedeesons Strike Again

In my last post, The Bad Samaritan, I compared the Apostles James and John (unflatteringly) with Chester, the over-eager, insecure and sycophantic terrier who idolizes Spike the bulldog in a couple of classic Looney Tunes from the 1950s. And apparently, … Continue reading

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