Monthly Archives: April 2012

Family

How family friendly is Jesus, anyway? If a presidential candidate said what Jesus does in our text (Mark 3:31-35) for┬áthis Sunday (or in Luke 12:52-53 or Luke 14:26), it would probably be the end of that campaign. On a couple … Continue reading

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Unforgivable

Anyone who spends a little time reading Scripture eventually comes across the troubling warning from Jesus in verses 28 and 29 of our text from Mark 3:20-30. And for sensitive souls the worry ensues, “Have I committed the unforgivable sin?” … Continue reading

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Motley Crew

This Sunday’s text brings to mind the opening scenes of “The Dirty Dozen.” Lee Marvin as WWII army Major Reisman meets twelve life or death sentence military prisoners who become his team for a suicide mission against a posh Nazi … Continue reading

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End of the Story?

Why didn’t Mark finish his gospel? As readers of most any modern Bible translation discover, the second gospel, like a movie out on a bonus DVD,┬áhas a couple of alternative endings. But neither of those endings has much manuscript support … Continue reading

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