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Dangerous Math

The Nature of Provocation Last week I discussed the world’s oldest equation.  In that same spirit of mathematics I wish to discuss some very dangerous math, as in the math between two armed camps.  Almost everyone in the west, certainly in the United States, takes it for granted that the …

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New Marching Orders

Now That Judas is Gone, Can We Talk? The text this week is John 13:31-35.  This is the end of the text of the Last Supper.  It has Jesus giving the boys his final comments.  Judas has just left, and it would seem an opportune time to talk about the …

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The Oldest Formula in History

A Sad Equation There are many equations in human history. Probably the most famous is E=MC(2). As famous and important as that equation is, it is not the oldest. The oldest equation that matters in human history is Humanity + Power = Violence. It is a simple equation that has …

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Hear & Believe

I Already Told You The text this week is John 10:22-30. This is a a short and simple passage that creates justifiably comfortable imagery. The passage begins with Jesus in Jerusalem and the festival of the Dedication. This is to commemorate the reconsecration of the Second Temple in 164 BC …

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The $ Behind the U$ Empire

Ideology Only Goes So Far As discussed, last week, it seems demonstrable that the U.S. is acting on a virulent ideology of Messianic Global Manifest Destiny. This emerging ideology sees the U.S. as destined to not only be central in the world but to control the entire world. There are …

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Jesus Has Shore Lunch with the Boys

Briefly Out of Hiding The Gospel text this week is John 21: 1-19. This is the story of how most of the disciples finally come out of hiding to…go fishing. We should not judge them too harshly; I mean they do have to eat. Also, they do not have the …

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