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Who Jesus Is

An Image of Jesus The text for this week is John 10:11-18.  As the Easter season rolls along, we are presented with texts that further clarify who Jesus really is.  As is typical of Scripture, Jesus uses pastoral and agricultural imagery to make His point.  This is because these are ...
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Wanna Not Gotta

A Common Attitude In the fall of 2022 I had just published my book Understanding God, and hosted a book launch event at my local church.  One of the long-time parishioners was asking me what it was about.  This is not an easy question to answer in the middle of ...
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He Is Risen Indeed!

The Duh-Ciples Strike Again The text for this the Third Sunday of Easter is Luke 24:36-48.  This starts out with the disciples going along and Jesus appearing to them.  This startles and terrifies them.  They thought they were seeing a ghost.  Jesus is curious as to why they are frightened.  ...
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Wholesale Rip-off: Part 4: Blowing Up Pensions

This is part 4 of our monthly series about how money really moves in America, and thus how the financial services industry rips off average investors.  Parts 1, 2, and 3 are here, here, and here.  This series is a direct result of more than a decade in this industry with ...
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What Are These Other Signs?

The Often Overlooked The text for this Second Sunday of Easter, as always, is John 20:19-31.  This is, of course, the story of “Doubting Thomas”.  This story is as familiar as an old blanket.  This is also the story of the Apostles hiding out in a locked room.  Much has ...
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HE IS RISEN!

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