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The Census of Quirinius

Even though scholars have been debating this for ages, I only found out about it a week ago. The basic problem of Quirinius’s census is this: the accounts of Jesus’s birth reference two irreconcilable dates (or do they?). 1,142 more words


That Guy in Matthew 22:8-14

8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. 618 more words


Meditation is like walking around in circles

I am thinking this week about the events of “palm Sunday” as recorded in Matthew 21.  What stands out in my mind is the strange incident of Jesus cursing a tree.   476 more words


Why Didn't They Go?

So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet…” -Matthew 2:5

I know that there are many events recorded in the Bible that are exceedingly disturbing if not appalling in their intensity. 1,024 more words

"I Thank You that I am not like that Tax Collector Over There"

“Jesus also told this parable to people who were sure of their own goodness and despised everybody else.” (Luke 18:9, GNB)

The beginning of this parable in Luke is like a slap in the face to those of us from the evangelical tradition because if we’re honest with ourselves, we are not the lowly tax collector in this parable, we are the Pharisee.  245 more words


Matthew 2 - The Guiding Star

Good afternoon y’all. Today we are looking at Matthew Chapter 2.

Be blessed :)

Verses 1 – 12
The star shone and alerted the wise men to the birth of Jesus. 705 more words

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The Son of Man Leads

I am reading this week the Third Passion Prediction in Matthew 20:17-19.  In doing so I take note of the context of the three passion predictions (16:21-23; 17:22-23; 20:17-19). 280 more words