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The Torn Veil

The Torn Veil

Back at the beginning of the story, back in Genesis, Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden. There was no barrier between them. It was full communion. But then things changed, as they always do. We humans aren’t content in a world where we don’t define the...
Descendant of Rahab

Descendant of Rahab

  Here the descendant of Rahab did not disdain the hospitality of Zaccaeus the publican. -William Smith, Nonconformist lexicographer and author of The Bible Names Dictionary-   We’ve been following Jesus, over the past month, as he makes his way from the...
The Tower, The Tree, and The Hen

The Tower, The Tree, and The Hen

We’ve moved, this week, from Luke chapter 10 to chapter 13. We’re skipping over some good stuff, and I suggest you take a couple minutes and read chapters 11 and 12. You’ll find things like the Lord’s Prayer, the observation that we put lamps on lampstands rather than...
Only One Thing: The Samaritan, Martha, and Mary

Only One Thing: The Samaritan, Martha, and Mary

  Last week, we looked at the story of the Transfiguration. Peter, James, and John follow Jesus up the mountain to keep him company while he’s praying, but they fell asleep and didn’t wake up until Jesus was glowing and flanked by dead prophets. I mean, imagine...
Forgiveness and Mercy

Forgiveness and Mercy

Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. -from Luke 7 I am going to begin with a story that seemingly has nothing to do with today’s scripture. You may have heard me tell this story before. If so, bear...