476. Christian Nationalism, Part One

If you want to save yourself the bother of reading these two Posts – this is, after all, an American national holiday weekend, and even now I can smell the burgers and brats on the grill – here are my conclusions: Christian Patriotism: Christian Nationalism:   Now, for any who are still with us and […]

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474. A Bizarre Doctrine

The doctrine to which I refer is: The Holy Trinity We whip it off so easily that we can forget how extremely peculiar this seems: Christian: “Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit…” Muslim (for example): “So you worship three gods?” Christian: “No! We worship one God.” Muslim: “But, […]

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473. The Ascension: The Feast of Our Future

Jesus: “I go to prepare a place for you, so that where I am, you may be also.” Thomas: “But, Lord, we don’t know where you’re going. How can we know the way?” He wanted a geographical answer. (“Go to Jericho, then turn right”, or something.) Jesus:  “I am the Way, the Truth and the […]

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472. Fifth Sunday after Pascha: The Woman of Samaria

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! The Samaritan Woman  Text: John 4:5-42 You long-term readers: Yes, I know. I’ve written about the Samaritan Woman at least twice before. However, this is one of my favorite stories in all the Scriptures, and every time I hear it, I hear more in it. It was read […]

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470. Doubting Thomas? Part Three: Not Seeking Truth

  “There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”    from Alice’s Adventures […]

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