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Reading The Bible

Reading The Bible

I regularly advocate that people read the Bible s-l-o-w-l-y, prayerfully. I encourage the practice of Lectio Divina where I suggest “Use only a small passage of scripture. This is not drinking beer it is sipping a liqueur.” I have been creating a series going through Matthew’s Gospel line by line, word by word (start here).… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 13

Matthew in Slow Motion 13

But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 6

Matthew in Slow Motion 6

and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah… Continue Reading

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Let’s Stop Using This Word (5): True

Let’s Stop Using This Word (5): True

A book someone was reading caught my eye. “Is that fiction or nonfiction?” I asked the reader. “It’s mostly true,” he replied. “That wasn’t what I asked,” I said. The Bible is all true, and much of it happened. The story of Job, for example, essentially starts, “Once upon a time in a faraway land… Continue Reading

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No Old Testament in the Easter Season?

No Old Testament in the Easter Season?

Many will be wondering, on Sundays (and even on weekdays at the Daily Eucharist), why is there no reading from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible? This tradition can be traced back to Augustine of Hippo, and through him back to Cyril of Jerusalem. I reblog Mike Hayes’ information about this: The Old Testament has (almost) never… Continue Reading

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Risen

Risen

The following post was prepared before the Triduum, and has been published automatically. There will be no further activity on this site until Easter Monday. Those who are not celebrating in church might consider going to the movie Risen. I recently went to the movie, Risen. It is the story of a Roman Tribune, Clavius… Continue Reading

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The Passion The Poetry of God

The Passion The Poetry of God by J. Clontz (Author), T.E. Clontz (Editor) Kindle edition only. These are the editors of The Comprehensive New Testament Well this is a slightly different post. Somehow, I fell over this book, The Passion The Poetry of God, and bought it. It is only available in a Kindle edition.… Continue Reading

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