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A Wedding, a “Declaration” and an “Address”

Written July 4, 2017.  Happy Independence Day! I’d like to look today at Thomas Jefferson’s well-known statement that “all men are created equal.” Some critics have said that this is the height of hypocrisy, coming as it does from a … Continue reading

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Tidings of Delicious

There is a bright red banner across the glass front of the pastry case at our Starbucks in Multnomah Village. It says, “Tidings of Delicious.” Every time I see it, I think of Matthew’s strategy for placing the birth of … Continue reading

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A Poor Use of Good Hyssop

There is a very helpful biblical resource called a “harmony of the gospels.” The idea is that the accounts given by the different gospels can be “harmonized.” It is clear, in fact, that the gospel accounts are not always harmonious. … Continue reading

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The Loser Edit

I am not a fan of “reality shows.” Shows about realty are another matter, but those shows raise the question of what is real. The question of the difference between the two was raised to prominence yesterday in the March … Continue reading

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Was Jesus Short?

This post is about Jesus.  Or, more exactly, our attitude toward Jesus.  Or, still more exactly, our attitude toward images of Jesus. It won’t take long to get to where I want to go, but let’s start with this question.  … Continue reading

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Jesus and Rich People

So how did Jesus feel about rich people?  That doesn’t sound too hard to answer.  I’ve got some proof texts right here.  I hope they are the same as your proof texts. We don’t have Jesus’s words to consider, of … Continue reading

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Narrative Integrity, Jesus and Allison

I want to write about the character of Jesus today.  I admit I have a grievance and blogging about it seems to help.  The pivot point, the point I will keep returning to until I start to feel better, can … Continue reading

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