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May 10, 2019

As I was reviewing material for my upcoming gig teaching Pentateuch at our Bible school, I found myself going over materials relating to the Sabbath. And then I looked up at the calendar, and realized that today is Friday– traditionally, heading into the Sabbath in just a few hours. What? Oh, that’s right. Some Christians […]

April 25, 2019

I am, for the present, somewhat of a half-baked scholar. Really. I am working towards a doctorate, and so have been tasked with reading a small mountain of books (alas, I am as yet only in the foothills of that mountain) and it will only be after I have gained some mastery of those books […]

April 19, 2019

It’s a funny thing– (not ha ha funny, but strange funny) –I have reminded my congregation for years that Good Friday is, for sinners saved by God’s grace through the cross of Christ, the holiest day of the year. On this day, we commemorate the fact that our sins, our death, our wrath rightly deserved, […]

April 18, 2019

The scene: the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus has left most of His disciples further behind Him, and has left Peter, James, and John a little bit behind Him, and He has fallen to the ground in prayer. There He prays, “Daddy– Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me.” (Mark 14:36) […]

April 12, 2019

It seems like we just about make it away from gruesome and grotesque stories about the living dead– and then they almost seem to be given a new life… if you can say that. The trope is quite common now: living corpses, reanimated, walking among us. Similar, perhaps, to college students before coffee, first thing […]