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A Body to Touch

A Body to Touch

What is the meaning of the curious invitation by Jesus to Thomas to take his finger and place it into the gash on Jesus’ side? Why would Thomas want to do this?

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A Hint

A Hint

Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.

Homilies

The Emptiness of Easter

The Emptiness of Easter

Easter is a joyful feast. But the beginning of Easter is emptiness. Every gospel writer begins the story of Easter with the empty tomb.

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Heartbreak

Heartbreak

What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”

Bible Study

Who Killed Jesus?

Who Killed Jesus?

A naïve reading of the accounts of Jesus’ passion can lead to the conclusion that the Jewish people were responsible for Jesus’ death.

Bible Study

Blood, Money, the Paranormal

Blood, Money, the Paranormal

Blood, money, and the paranormal spur instant curiosity. They are the bread and butter of any story teller or promoter. Matthew’s passion narrative is characterized by these three elements.

Homilies

Life in the Presence of Death

Life in the Presence of Death

The life that Jesus offers us today is not life instead of evil, but life in the midst of evil. He promises us that we can have life, even in the presence of death.

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The Hungry Heart

The Hungry Heart

As we reach out for the things that we want, we are not being selfish. We are following a way to God. Nothing will ultimately satisfy us other than God alone.

Bible Study

Jesus Meets His Wife (John 4)

Jesus Meets His Wife (John 4)

The patriarchs of the Hebrews Scriptures would regularly meet their future spouses at a well. So when Jesus meets a woman at a well in Samaria, the implication is that he is about to be married.

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Are You a Pharisee?

Are You a Pharisee?

It is unfortunate that Christians often carry a negative understanding of the Pharisees. Historical research has indicated that Jesus was closer to the Pharisees than to any other religious group.

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Waiting for the Angels to Come

Waiting for the Angels to Come

The devil comes three times to tempt Jesus. If it takes Jesus three times to send the devil packing, how much more difficult will it be for us? That is why it is essential for us to stand our ground.

Homilies

A Loophole in the Kingdom

A Loophole in the Kingdom

The Beatitudes contain a loophole, an escape clause, by which number of us might gain access to the Kingdom of God.