December 9, 2022

  SAYING 33: Jesus said, “Whatever you hear with your ear, proclaim upon your rooftops into the other ear. Indeed, no one lights a lamp and puts it under a vessel, nor puts it in a hidden place. Rather it is put on a lampstand

December 1, 2022

Saying 32: Jesus said, “A city built upon a high hill and fortified cannot fall. Nor can it become hidden.” Scholars differ on whether or not this saying originates with Thomas or if it’s an adaptation of the saying from Matthew 5:14-15 where Jesus says,

November 24, 2022

SAYING 31:  “Jesus said, “A prophet is not acceptable in that prophet’s own native town. A physician does not heal people who are acquainted with that physician.”   The biggest obstacle to understanding sayings like this one lies in the fact that we think we

November 19, 2022

There’s something really beautiful about coming together to celebrate “Thanksgiving” isn’t there? The very act of pausing and taking time to stop and take stock of all the wonderful things there are to be thankful for can truly and profoundly change our perspective. But, did you know that being grateful can not only lift your spirits and give you the “warm fuzzies”, it can actually re-wire your brain? IT’S TRUE! Our brains have a wonderful plasticity, and this means we... Read more

November 17, 2022

Saying 30: Jesus said, “Where there are [three], they are without God, and where there is but [a single one], I say that I am with [him]. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there. Split the piece of wood, and I am

November 15, 2022

When Nikolaus Copernicus formulated his new model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, as the center of our solar system, in the 1500’s, it quite literally turned science, and theology, upside down. I feel like we need another Copernican Paradigm Shift in today’s Christianity if we hope to move beyond an Earth-centric theology that allows for a more realistic understanding of God and our Universe. Here’s what I mean: Many Christians today – even many... Read more

November 11, 2022

NOTE: This post is shared here with permission of my friend, Lee O’Hare, who originally shared this in response to the question of universal reconciliation. “And when I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all [men] to myself.” John 12:32 Did you know that the word translated here as “draw” is the Greek word HELKYSO which literally means “to drag along, to draw or pull, to persuade or induce”. In other places it is used to describe... Read more

November 10, 2022

Saying 29 Jesus said: “If the flesh came into existence because of the spirit, it is a marvel. But if the spirit (came into existence) because of the body, it is a marvel of marvels. But as for me, I wonder at this, how this great

November 3, 2022

Saying 28: Jesus said, “I stood at rest in the midst of the world. And unto them I was shown forth incarnate; I found them all intoxicated. And I found none of them thirsty. And my soul was pained for the children of humankind, for

October 31, 2022

Out of all the beliefs I have reconsidered over the last few years as part of my ongoing deconstruction/reconstruction process, this may be one of the most puzzling. Honestly, I’m not even sure what to call it. It’s not merely the Incarnation of Christ or the nature of the Trinity, or the Deity of Jesus, or the definition of God. It’s sort of all of that wrapped up into one confusing lump. I can remember reading Alister McGrath’s book on... Read more

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