Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Kingdom of Heaven Suffers Violence? And the Violent Take it by Force?

One of the most misunderstood concepts in Christianity is the concept of “The Kingdom of Heaven,” particularly as it is discussed by Jesus in the gospel accounts.  The great biblical scholar N.T. Wright just wrote an excellent book, How God … Continue reading

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The World Stands on Three Things; Wednesday Wisdom

Saw this in downtown Boston last night and thought it was awesome, and very wise.  It’s a quote from the “Sayings of the Fathers (Pirkei Avot)” in the Mishnah, “The world stands on three things: on Torah, on service of … Continue reading

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Parable of the Merciful Father, Monday Morning Parable

In applying a first-century Jewish mindset to the parables, one would view the parable of the “prodigal son” as read in Matthew 21:28-32 in a much different light.  In its original setting and context this parable would be a shocking … Continue reading

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Dark Knight Rises Conclusion; A Tale of Two Cities

I really loved the selection from A Tale of Two Cities that was read at the conclusion of Dark Knight Rises, so thought I would share it with you today: “I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising … Continue reading

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For if They Do These Things in a Green Tree, What Shall Be Done in the Dry?

Luke 23:31: “For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”  This is an excellent example of a verse that is almost unintelligible in the Greek in which it has been preserved.  … Continue reading

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Unbroken, Wednesday Wisdom

Today I want to share some quotes from and about Louis Zamperini, whose life is chronicled in the incredible book Unbroken.  Louis survived incredibly difficult circumstances as a POW in World War II and has gone on to live an amazing life.  … Continue reading

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I love this incredible scene and quote from the movie Rounders.  Sometimes we have to follow our calling in life, our destiny, even when it may upset those closest to us. “What choice?  The last thing I took away from … Continue reading

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