Tag Archives: Matthew

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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Oh Little-Faith

The King James version echoes through all subsequent English translations (for better and worse). Part of the worse is how we’ve mishandled “O Ye of little faith.” Continue reading

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Weedy Wheat

Us v. Them is a distinction we learn early and apply often in life. But this distinction is exactly the opposite of the way God deals with us. Maybe there’s a lesson in that. Continue reading

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The Silly Sower

The Parable of the Sower is usually preached as a parable of soils with the admonition to “be good soil.” This ignores the seed and the power of God alive in that seed to transform us into life. Continue reading

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United With Him

Spiritual life and growth leads us deeper into what theologians call “union with God.” How is that supposed to work and does it mean anything for my life today. Continue reading

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The Other Kind of Family

If we are going to tell the truth about family we will have to tell the light AND the shadow stories. Getting to the point where we can do so usually means conflict, let’s talk about that. Continue reading

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