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Matthew in Slow Motion 8

Matthew in Slow Motion 8

And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel (Matthew 1:12) μετὰ δὲ τὴν μετοικεσίαν Βαβυλῶνος Ἰεχονίας ἐγέννησεν τὸν Σαλαθιήλ Σαλαθιὴλ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ζοροβάβελ This is the eighth post in a series – you can begin here: Matthew in Slow Motion 1 Matthew in Slow… Continue Reading

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Matthew  in Slow Motion 5

Matthew in Slow Motion 5

and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah (Matthew 1:6) This is the fifth post in a series – you can begin here: Matthew in Slow Motion 1 Matthew in Slow Motion 2 Matthew in Slow Motion 3 Matthew in Slow Motion 4 As… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 3

Matthew in Slow Motion 3

and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram (Matthew 1:3) As this year the Sunday Gospel readings’ focus is on St Matthew’s Gospel, I thought I’d start some of my personal study and Lectio Divina with that Gospel. [NB. I am… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 2

Matthew in Slow Motion 2

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers (Matthew 1:2) Ἀβραὰμ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰσαάκ, Ἰσαὰκ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰακώβ, Ἰακὼβ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰούδαν καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ As this year the Sunday Gospel readings’ focus is on St Matthew’s Gospel, I… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 1

Matthew in Slow Motion 1

As this year the Sunday Gospel reading focus is on St Matthew’s Gospel, I thought I’d start some of my personal study and Lectio Divina with that Gospel. [NB. I am using ‘Matthew’ as a convenient term for the author of the first Gospel in the order of the Christian canon]. 1:1 Βίβλος γενέσεως Ἰησοῦ… Continue Reading

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Stop Trying To Make Church Cool

Stop Trying To Make Church Cool

A friend sent me Rachel Held Evans’ opinion piece, Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’ Rachel is a well-known author (Searching for Sunday, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Faith Unraveled). She provides pretty standard statistics of decline:”…no religious affiliation at all,…significantly more disconnected from faith…” I hadn’t heard of… Continue Reading

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