Tag Archives: Matthew

Trusting Power

Jesus is challenged to explain his power and he answers by talking about trust. This is because trust and faith are the same word in Greek. Continue reading

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I Knew It!

Jonah has his tub of popcorn and stadium seat at the ready. He’s excited to high five God while a much deserved can of whoop-ass is opened up on Nineveh. And God leaves him hanging. Continue reading

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To Gain your Neighbor

This is the story of how Jesus totally harshed my pitchforks and torches buzz when I wanted to throw people out of the church and out of my life. Continue reading

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That Denial Thing

We been taught to read “self denial” as a harsh self-rejection and used it to justify real personal cruelties. This is a misreading of the text. Continue reading

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I’ve Got Nothing

We expect Jesus to be nice, so when he’s a flaming jerk to the Canaanite woman we’re at a bit of a loss. We can learn something about faith in this story but to do so we have to start with “I’ve got nothing” Continue reading

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Participial Christianity

Somewhere along the line we picked up the notion that God is best understood in etherial, unemotional terms. This notion is, frankly, stupid and even the grammar of the bible tells us so. Continue reading

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