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Matthew in Slow Motion 12

Matthew in Slow Motion 12

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 11

Matthew in Slow Motion 11

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:17) πᾶσαι οὖν αἱ γενεαὶ ἀπὸ Ἀβραὰμ ἕως Δαυὶδ γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ Δαυὶδ ἕως τῆς μετοικεσίας Βαβυλῶνος γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ… Continue Reading

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Jews and Holy Week

Jews and Holy Week

Those of us who read the daily Eucharistic readings (these must be the world’s most read-together daily biblical texts) are on our third week of reading from John’s Gospel. Daily, we’ve been hearing negative statements about “the Jews”. Tomorrow, Good Friday, all that will come to a head in John’s Passion narrative. When it comes… Continue Reading

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Learning from Jesus the Jester 1

Learning from Jesus the Jester 1

It was April Fools’ Day recently. In an absolute monarchy, the jester (the fool) could communicate information to the monarch that other people, if they did this, would lose their head for. In a democracy, a political cartoonist or a late-night TV comedian has this role of a jester (a fool). A cartoon can convey… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 10

Matthew in Slow Motion 10

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:17) πᾶσαι οὖν αἱ γενεαὶ ἀπὸ Ἀβραὰμ ἕως Δαυὶδ γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ Δαυὶδ ἕως τῆς μετοικεσίας Βαβυλῶνος γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ… Continue Reading

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Bono and Eugene Peterson on The Psalms

Bono and Eugene Peterson on The Psalms

Yesterday, I was delighted to receive a tweet from Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture, David Taylor (Fuller Theological Seminary). He encouraged me to look at his his short film (above) documenting the friendship between Bono (of the band U2) and Eugene Peterson (author of contemporary-language Bible translation The Message) revolving around their common interest… Continue Reading

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Gratitude in the Wilderness

Gratitude in the Wilderness

I am grateful to Trevor Morrison for pointing me to a thought-provoking article that Complaining Never Wins the Culture. This article challenges Christians that we may be doing the right thing in the wrong way. As we do it grumblingly, we are missing the essence of how to do it. We follow God’s requirements –… Continue Reading

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