Keys of the Kingdom 23

Our next reference, the 33d separable reference to kingdom, is Matthew 4:23 (and I’ll tie this with #40, 9:35). Very important little sketch of Jesus’ ministry by Matthew: Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about [Read More...]

40 Days: Another offer

Paraclete was kind enough to give away 100 advance copies of 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed. They can’t give away any more but they are now making available a 10 day offer of buying 40 Days at $9.99 plus s + h. All you need to do is click here and press the add [Read More...]

40 Days: Another offer

Paraclete was kind enough to give away 100 advance copies of 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed. They can’t give away any more but they are now making available a 10 day offer of buying 40 Days at $9.99 plus s + h. All you need to do is click here and press the add [Read More...]

40 Days Special Offer

Try this for a downloadable copy of the Jesus Creed itself. (HT Peggy Brown) Paraclete Press is willing to give away 100 advance copies of 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed. [This order is now over but you are welcome to order the book from either Paraclete or our sidebar. Sorry, but the advance copies [Read More...]

White House God 5

With the new Barna report finding that born again voters are not supporting Republicans as they once did, a book like Randy Balmer’s God in the White House becomes all the more pertinent. On top of this observation I also want to say that an element of this reconfiguration of the political scene is the [Read More...]

Keys of the Kingdom 22

We have now finished the references to kingdom in Mark (and parallels) and Q. Now we turn to references to kingdom found only in Matthew. We begin with Matthew 3:2: In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” 3 [Read More...]

40 Day Challenge

I am asking my blog’s readers to consider a challenge for Lent. No, it is not giving up anything. Instead, it helps move Lent into 40 days of living out the gospel: I am asking you to begin and end each day of Lent (beginning Wednesday) by reciting the Jesus Creed. And, whenever it comes [Read More...]

40 Day Challenge

I am asking my blog’s readers to consider a challenge for Lent. No, it is not giving up anything. Instead, it helps move Lent into 40 days of living out the gospel: I am asking you to begin and end each day of Lent (beginning Wednesday) by reciting the Jesus Creed. And, whenever it comes [Read More...]

Surprised by Hope 6

Tom Wright’s Surprised by Hope keeps getting better and better for me. In chp 6 he sketches a view of the future that avoids the disastrous inability of evolution to deal with sin and the mistaken notion that we need to get out of this world to be what we were designed to be. What [Read More...]

Pastors thinking pastorally for pastors

If you are considering pastoring, I’ve got a question I’d like you to think about and then read through the comments that our readers will be offering. Recently we posted a series on Andrew Purves, The Crucifixion of Ministry, but sitting on my “to read” stack of books are three more books about pastoring. I [Read More...]

Keys of the Kingdom 21

Here is a word of Jesus from Matthew 13: “33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.” [Read more...]

2 for 2

In Dubai, with a brilliant 65 and several holes ahead of Ernie Els, Tiger turns the pressure up and wins the Dubai classic. He’s won both tourneys he’s entered this year — and in this one he struggled on days 2 and 3. [Read more...]

Prayer for the Week

The Last Sunday after Epiphany O God, who before the passion of your only ­begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus [Read More...]

Now Brewing: Blue Moon’s

Phil Bauman, pastor at UCC Medfield, gave Kris and me a gift as we left. A reader of this blog, Phil knew we liked coffee so, sure enough, he gave us 12 oz of Blue Moon’s Microroasted Coffee, Brazil Santos Ultra Dark Roast. Great stuff. If you’re near there, stop in for a bagel and [Read More...]

Now Brewing: Blue Moon’s

Phil Bauman, pastor at UCC Medfield, gave Kris and me a gift as we left. A reader of this blog, Phil knew we liked coffee so, sure enough, he gave us 12 oz of Blue Moon’s Microroasted Coffee, Brazil Santos Ultra Dark Roast. Great stuff. If you’re near there, stop in for a bagel and [Read More...]

Now Brewing: Blue Moon’s

Phil Bauman, pastor at UCC Medfield, gave Kris and me a gift as we left. A reader of this blog, Phil knew we liked coffee so, sure enough, he gave us 12 oz of Blue Moon’s Microroasted Coffee, Brazil Santos Ultra Dark Roast. Great stuff. If you’re near there, stop in for a bagel and [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Danish Tigers… [Read more...]


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