Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Parable of the Contemptible Friend; Monday Morning Parable

Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have … Continue reading

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Learning from the Thief

Rabbi Zusha once said: “I learned seven things from the thief: 1)What he does, he keeps to himself. 2) He is willing to take risks to attain his goal. 3) He does not distinguish between “major” and “minor” things, but … Continue reading

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Why Weren’t You More Like You?

A classic story tells about the great Rabbi Zusha, who was found agitated and upset as he lay on deathbed. His students asked, “Rebbe, why are you so sad? After all the the great things you have accomplished, your place … Continue reading

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Rob Bell Still Painting Notes and Thoughts 3

He tried many different ways to “write” a book. He hired a writer who he told the ideas too and the end product was horrible.  He then took sermon tapes and had someone type them up, and it made no … Continue reading

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From The Lips of Children and Infants, You Have Ordained Praise (Remez/Kesher part 2). Scripture Kung Fu Friday!

When the children shouted “Hosanna” to Jesus in the temple and the chief priests and teachers of the law became indignant (Matt. 21:15), Jesus responded by quoting Psalm 8:2: “From the lips of children and infants, you have ordained praise.” … Continue reading

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The Theology of Superman

We got our first look at the Man of Steel trailers before the launch of Dark Knight Rises, and they did not disappoint.  Of all the superheros, Superman (IMO) has always been the story just packed full of spirituality. For … Continue reading

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Rob Bell Still Painting Notes and Thoughts Part 2

Here is part 2 of my notes from Rob’s talk at the Viper Room.  These are just notes, so there could be some inaccuracies, etc.  I will continue with part 3 tomorrow (it was a really long talk). Rob Bell … Continue reading

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