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You Just Never Know

Garden Parables… Again The text this week is Mark 4:26-34.  This sees Jesus teaching His followers with the use of agricultural and garden parables.  To those of us with brown thumbs this can get frustrating!  Yet, it is always good to remember that like any good preacher Jesus knows His ...
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Would Jesus Support Israel?

The Case Against Israel The idea of genocide is much discussed these days, as Israel stands plausibly accused of committing genocide by the International Court of Justice.  I not only think there is plausibility to these charges, but I think it is plainly the case that Israel is guilty.  Not ...
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Wholesale Rip-off Part 6: The Mechanics of Moral Compromise

Today continues a series to appear roughly once per month, on the main ways that the financial system rips off the average worker and investor.  This is based upon my nearly decade-long tenure in the financial services industry. Little by Little The mechanics of moral compromise operate a lot like the ...
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A Hard Lesson

Logical Jesus The text this week is Mark 3:20-35.  This has several parts to it.  The first part sees the scribes claiming that Jesus has Beelzebul within Him. The scribes are claiming that Jesus is using the prince of demons to drive demons from those possessed.  Jesus uses simple, yet powerful ...
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The Breath of God

Really, Peaking at 15 Well, I would not say that I peaked as a human being at 15.  I am still waiting for that to happen!  I will lay claim to reaching an athletic peak at the ripe age of 15.  That may be somewhat dispiriting, but there it is.  ...
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The World Misses the Point

Running Into the Rule Minders The text for this week is Mark 2:23-3:6.  This week begins the “teaching season of the church calendar.  The rest of the year in the cycle will be about the lessons Jesus imparted while on earth.  This lesson is a doozy.  Jesus is going along ...
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