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Jonah: hearing God loud and clear?

The book of Jonah is not so much a prophecy as a narrative about the life of a prophet. As such, a slightly different hermeneutic is necessary. The emphasis is not so much upon the facticity of the story as … Continue reading

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The Uniqueness of Jesus (John 7:46)

  Everyone who heard Jesus speak was gobsmacked. Whether friend of foe, disciple or critic, they all concurred that “Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks.” (John 7:46) Now, of course, within the subtleties of Johannine theological nuance, we are … Continue reading

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Lord of the Party: Jesus as Host

The New Testament finishes with a party invitation. Because I first read the Bible in the lovely old English of the King James Version, these are the words with which the invitation always comes to my mind: “And he saith … Continue reading

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Jesus the Guest (Rev 3:20)

“‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” (Rev 3:20) This is stated as a principle … Continue reading

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“I was a stranger and you invited me in…” (Matt 25)

What a powerful declaration in a world shot through with division, xenophobia, border control and ill-considered immigration policies. In two brief phrases, Jesus offers both the problem and the solution. The problem is that of strangers, of isolation and community … Continue reading

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“There is nowhere morning does not go…”

It’s a line from Leah Hager Cohen, in her book,  Glass, Paper, Beans: Revolutions on the Nature and Value of Ordinary Things: “There is nowhere morning does not go.” That is to say, the very concept of morning is pervasive. It … Continue reading

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Love to the loveless shown

My song is love unknown, My Savior’s love to me; Love to the loveless shown, That they might lovely be… The most minor thing about the Minor Prophets is their place in our lives! Many never read the tough love … Continue reading

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