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What is Good about Friday?

March 29, 2013 by

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It is the darkest day of the Christian calendar when we “celebrate” the death of Jesus. He was tried illegally, convicted unjustly, treated mercilessly, and executed as a common criminal.  Jesus, however, was anything but common. Sure he was a man, 100% man, and the common men and women loved to be around him. The […]

Context, Culture, and Communication

March 26, 2013 by

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In John Chapter 7, the Jewish people were celebrating the Feast of the Tabernacles.  The yearly Feast commemorated the 40 years of Israel’s wanderings through the desert.  The high point of the Feast occurred each night when water was brought up from the Pool of Siloam and delivered to the Temple.  The Jews celebrated God’s […]

Belonging, Believing and the Word

March 20, 2013 by

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As most of you know, St. Patrick’s Day was this past Sunday, and many of you celebrated by wearing green or getting a Notre Dame fighting Irishman tattoo on your calf like I did- just kidding.  My only impression of St. Patrick was something about driving the snakes out of Ireland, which is a strange […]