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I have been somewhat taken aback by the volume of material posted over the last four or five months regarding the oppression of women in the body of Christ. To my shame, I did not recognize this was as widespread an issue as it seems to be. The pervasiveness of the issue is clearly evinced…

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I am forever grateful to Landon Saunders1 for opening my eyes to this truth and thereby transforming my walk with Christ. What is Success? How do you define “success?” What does that look like? What is that stuff? If we look outside the body of Christ, success is almost universally defined by the accumulation of wealth…

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Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your…

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The Twilight Zone As a youth, one of my favorite television programs was The Twilight Zone, a programming concept created and hosted by Rod Serling. It was an exceptionally well-written anthology series that ran from 1959 to 1964. The stories told were designed to toy with the viewers’ minds through use of psychological manipulation, suspense, strange…

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This week we engage part two of a two-part blog posting. Today we look at Jesus’ response to last week’s question, “Teacher, what must I do to be saved?” The Response Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him,…

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Seeking Signs From God Biblically speaking, signs can be a bit confusing, at least in terms of how God views them. Sometimes he seems to like them. Other times not so much. When Signs are Good God flat-out told Ahaz to ask for a sign. Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, “Ask the LORD your…

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This week we see part one of a two-part blog posting. Here, we will examine the question Jesus is asked, and next week we will study his answer to that question. In the Gospel of Luke, we find the account of a contentious interaction between Jesus and an expert in the Law. I think it…

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I apologize in advance for the length of this blog posting. I could not find any way to break it into weekly segments without losing the impact of what happened. Grab your coffee and a blanket, put on your slippers and read on. When I meet someone who intrigues me, someone with whom I would…

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Last week we saw Jesus interact with a Roman Centurion, and the week prior to that, we saw him actually touch a leper. Both were societally objectionable acts by Jesus, and today he will complete his trio by engaging in one more activity that presses against the orthodoxy of his day – he will interact…

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Last week we saw Jesus do the unimaginable – he actually touched a leper. Directly on the heels of that, in Matthew’s gospel account, Jesus violates yet another societal norm. He interacts with a non-Jew, a Gentile. Immediately after coming down from the mountain, and cleansing the leper, Jesus entered Capernaum. The city of Capernaum,…

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