How Do We Make Ethical Choices

I’m not supposed to like Sam Harris – you know, “End of Faith,” Sam Harris, the guy who slices and dices mythical constructions of faith and concludes therefore that religion has nothing to offer. I’m not supposed to like him, but I do. Of course if religion had only mythic constructions of reality to offer, [Read More...]

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Wake Up Saba

Jesus touched Peter’s mother-in-law and she was healed. The text goes on to say that this was done to fulfill what the prophet Isaiah said, "He took our diseases and carried our infirmities. As we said last week, Matthew doesn’t bring this up to prove that Jesus was the Messiah, he brings it up to [Read More...]

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We’ve Seen a Great Light

We’ve Seen a Great Light (Audio approximately 10 MB, right-click to download.) The sermon, the first in a long series on Matthew’s gospel, talks about one of the 8 "prophesy fulfillment" passages in Matthew. They are not there to prove that Jesus is the Messiah. The readers are already convinced of that. They are there [Read More...]

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New Jerusalem

New Jerusalem Sixteen chapters of unrelenting horror and judgment and 2 chapters of hope. Sounds about right. I don’t like false hope religion and this passage is not false hope religion. We recognize the horror of our world throughout the Revelation and at the end of it the question is, "Can any beauty come of [Read More...]

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We’ve Seen a Great Light

We’ve Seen a Great Light (Audio approximately 10 MB, right-click to download.) The sermon, the first in a long series on Matthew’s gospel, talks about one of the 8 "prophesy fulfillment" passages in Matthew. They are not there to prove that Jesus is the Messiah. The readers are already convinced of that. They are there [Read More...]

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