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The Power Jesus Refused

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Gospel   The cross stands in stark contrast to the other forms of power which the devil tempted Jesus to use. As Jesus begins his public ministry, the devil tempts him in three ways (Matt. 4:1-11). Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen frame the temptations in […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #6 Indifference is Ideal

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence¬† During my sabbatical, I learned to care less. ¬†And in caring less, I grew to care more. Let me explain. My Spiritual Director introduced me to the Ignatian discipline of indifference. Ignatius believed that this discipline […]

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God’s Letters from Philippi #9

This entry is part 9 of 26 in the series Gods Letters From Philippi

This entry is part 9 of 26 in the series Gods Letters From Philippi   DAY NINE: Wednesday 29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30 engaged in the same conflict that you saw I […]

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Do What Matters

  You might think that John (the disciple) didn’t like John (the baptizer). After all, his introduction of the baptizer pales in comparison to other introductions. Matthew introduces John the Baptist in chapter 3 as one who prepared the way for Jesus. Matthew’s so enamored by John the Baptist that he even tells us about […]

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