Monthly Archives: May 2011


1 Peter 2.2-10 “Once you were not, now you are.” This text echoes the story of Hosea, the prophet who married a whore. They had children together and then Gomer returned to infidelity. When she had sold herself into slavery, … Continue reading

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Goodness and Mercy, [Radaf]

 Psalm 23 Should I have two dogs in the future, I would call them “goodness” and “mercy.” This is because of the way goodness and mercy pursue us and the psalmist. The Hebrew word “radaf,” used for “follow” in verse … Continue reading

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There Will be Church on Sunday

Despite the panic of some and the absolute certainty of others, the world will not end on Saturday. I say this for two reasons: it is written that “no one knows” when the end comes which means if someone predicts … Continue reading

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