Posts from July 2014

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A HARD-NOSED JESUS?

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What does Jesus have against rich people?  Nothing.  Whew!  All of my well-to-do readers can breathe a sigh of relief.  So why then does he say (Mark 10:32), “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God.”?  Well, there’s a context.  He said it after offering a young […]

MYSTERIES

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Recently I was caught in a massive traffic jam because of an accident up ahead that added more than 2 hours to my trip!  For the most part, with significant effort, I managed to stay mellow, along with some prayers for whoever was involved.  As we were stepping out of the car at a gas […]

FIREWORKS AND FREEDOM

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We celebrate the 4th of July with Fireworks – gunpowder.  The Chinese invented it, and fireworks as well, at least as early as the middle of the 9th century.  At first they didn’t use it for guns or canons.  It’s not that they were pacifists.  It’s just that there were prescribed ways to fight, and […]