Luke 18:9-14 ‘Love Versus Labelling’

Luke 18:9-14 ‘Love Versus Labelling’

You can read Luke 18:9-14 here In last weeks blog I talked about the tumultuous times that the people who were reading Luke were living through. Luke, or more correctly Luke-Acts, chronicles the transition of worship that was conducted in the temple, to worship conducted in the home. This was not some ideal theological progression,

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Luke 19:1-10 ‘Indifference’

Luke 19:1-10 ‘Indifference’

You can read Luke 19:1-10 here “The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference The opposite of art is not ugliness, It is indifference The opposite of faith is not heresy, it is indifference The opposite of life is not death, it is indifference” Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel, holocaust survivor, author, and advisor

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Luke 20:27-38 ‘The God of the Living’

Luke 20:27-38 ‘The God of the Living’

You can read Luke 20: 27-38 here Theological arguments can be fun. Get a bunch of religious people together, it doesn’t matter if they are well schooled in their particular theological bent or not, having a fanatic in the group is always more fun, and bring up any one of a number of un-answerables. “Are

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Luke 21:5-19 ‘Faith in Adversity’

Luke 21:5-19 ‘Faith in Adversity’

You can read Luke 21:5-19 here There is an arch in Jerusalem called ‘The Arch of Titus’, that commemorates the victory by the Romans over the Jews in the CE70 revolt. The arch was constructed in CE80 by Titus’ brother Emperor Domitian. The arches south panel is adorned with a relief of the spoils of

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Signing On

Signing On

Passing along the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw Simon and Andrew casting their nets into the sea. ‘Follow me,’ he said. They left their nets behind and followed him. Then he saw James and John, and he called them. They left their father Zebedee, standing in a boat, and followed him. (from Mk 1:16-20) The

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We Are In Trouble

We Are In Trouble

The rise of abuse in social discourse concerns me. The confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court, have added to my sense of dis-ease. I don’t claim to know what happened to Christine Blasey Ford. Her trauma and pain were evident. I do not doubt that something dreadful occurred

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