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I Was Blind . . .

Saul was a Jew, originally from the Turkish town of Tarsus, and several years younger than Jesus (251).  He was raised as a devout Pharisee — a scholarly & rule-bound Jewish denomination. 233 more words

A Man Of Tarsus

Who was this noble man from Tarsus?
Who made Christianity a Gentile force?
This man from now-modern Turkey
Turned over more souls than the Turnkey… 138 more words

Saul

A new book and a new idea

Hi all.

James, the author of the book “Leaving Jesus,” inspired me to write a ebook of my own. It’s been a long time coming but it is in its final stages before I try self-publishing it. 103 more words

General

A DISCOURSE ON ITCHY EARS

2 Timothy 4:3 NIV

“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” 953 more words

Christendom

Gözleme Gathering

As we were wandering in Tarsus (southern Turkey) last week we came across a bazaar at the local mosque where the women were mass producing delicious gözleme (rather like a crepe) for sale. 8 more words

Photography

4th Sunday After Epiphany - Church Back Home - January 29, 2017

The Epistle reading for today is one which I consider to be one of the most abused and mis-used passages in the entire Bible! Does it mean, for instance, that Rosa Parks was supposed to give up her seat on the bus to a white man? 108 more words

Gethsemane

As their torches gutter in a sudden gust,
Judas and Jesus share one long, last, fierce
embrace. Judas shudders despite the warmth.
How long before  121 more words

Poetry