April 15, 2023

Saying 51: His disciples said to him, ‘On what day will the repose of the dead come about, and on what day will the new world come?’ He said to them, ‘That which you look outward for has already come, but you do not recognize

April 7, 2023

Saying 50: Jesus said, “If they say to you, ‘Where do you come from?’, say to them, ‘We have come from the light, the place where the light has come into being of itself, and established itself, and became manifest through their image.’”  As with

March 27, 2023

I made a mistake today. Driving around running errands I switched on a Christian radio station [K-Love] and they were talking about the shooting in Nashville. They went on and on about how tragic it was and how they never want to have to say the phrase “another school shooting” ever again. I was lulled into thinking they were about to do something sane or compassionate. But, no. They introduced a guest who said, “Prayer is the only answer” to... Read more

March 27, 2023

  Saying 49: Jesus said, “Blessed are the whole ones and the chosen for you will find the Kingdom. For you are from it, and there you will return.”  Some translations of this saying use the terms “solitary” and “elect”, but I prefer William Duffy’s

March 24, 2023

Saying 48: Jesus said, “If two make peace with one another within a single house they will say to a mountain ‘go elsewhere’ and it will go elsewhere.” By now I hope you are beginning to notice certain patterns in these sayings of Jesus found

March 23, 2023

I came across a fascinating article the other day in a most unexpected place – BaptistNews.com – where the author decided to actually ask people why they decided to deconstruct their faith. Be sure to read the entire article. It’s great. But there was one thing that really jumped out at me in that article that inspired me to write this post. In the article, they asked people who had deconstructed their Christian faith and left the church what they... Read more

March 17, 2023

  Saying 47: Jesus said, “A person cannot (at the same time) mount two horses or draw two bows. And a slave cannot serve two masters, but truly will honor the one and scoff at the other. No person drinks vintage wine and immediately desires

March 10, 2023

  Saying 46: Jesus said, “From Adam unto John the Baptist there has been none among the offspring of women who has been more exalted than John the Baptist, so that such a person’s eyes might be broken. But I have said that whoever among

March 9, 2023

The Governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee, just signed a law aimed at criminalizing drag events in his state. Not only is that likely to encourage more anti-LGBTQI+ violence, it’s also an elaborate distraction from the very real problems facing the people who live in Tennessee. See, politicians love to distract people with things that are not actual problems so they can appear like heroes when they solve those “problems” and make it look like they’re actually doing something of substance... Read more

March 3, 2023

  SAYING 45: Jesus said, “Grapes are not harvested from thorn trees, nor are figs gathered from thorn bushes, for those do not bear fruit. Good people produce good from their store. Evil people produce wicked things from their evil store within their hearts, and

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