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“And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things … Read more

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It’s got to the point that I’m responding “No” to most questions. The times seem to demand it. It’s a word that has fallen into disfavor these… Read more

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Third in a four-part series Read more

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“Religion is like a seed. It has life only when it is whole. If crushed, it cannot bring forth its destined fruits. Bahá’u’lláh proclaims: Read more

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When Jesus drove the money changers (Mt.21.12-17) and those who were selling animals for sacrifice from the Court of the Gentiles, He justifie… Read more

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We are in the “high holy days” of the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah was on Sept. 7, and Yom Kippur was Sept. 16. Read more

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The 21st chapter of Matthew marks the beginning of the end of Jesus’ ministry, though we are only two-thirds of the way through the Gospel at … Read more

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When I was in school, we began each day with the Pledge of Allegiance. After the pledge, we students took turns selecting a patriotic song to … Read more

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Human relationships are difficult. Well, you might disagree and that’s okay. All I know is that in my experience as a husband, father, and pas… Read more

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“And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of… Read more

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“Squash” Read more

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Why do we need to seek the truth? It seems like we all pursue it, not only because we’re curious creatures, but because our inner nature insis… Read more

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Matthew 21 portrays the most significant coronation the world has yet seen. It was a true coronation of a true King. “Now when they drew near … Read more

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The Book of Revelation foretold “Christ’s new name,” which presented an unsolved mystery for Christians and Biblical scholars to ponder for th… Read more

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Matthew (Mt.21.1) says that as Jesus and the disciples were approaching Bethphage, an outlying district of Jerusalem, Jesus sent two of the di… Read more

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Yes, I know, it’s a funny thing to bring up in a religious column, but these little critters test our religion. Read more

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“Religion,” writes Webster, is “a particular system of faith and worship.” Read more

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This week, I want to talk about hope. Read more

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According to Jewish law, property should remain within a family if possible. Read more

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Jacob’s Ladder is a ladder leading to heaven featured in a dream that the biblical Patriarch Jacob had when he was fleeing from his brother Es… Read more

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I am currently working on getting a master’s in divinity, so I can be ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church. Read more

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The Bahá’í Faith is a new religion God has sent to unify all nations and peoples of the world and to establish a global civilization based on … Read more

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Learning to serve others rather than themselves was a difficult lesson for the disciples. Read more

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“And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the 12 disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. A… Read more

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Jesus said, “Have faith in God” (Mark 11.22). It’s simple enough. Right? Wrong. Read more

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Why is it that, in Matthew 20, the owner of the vineyard gave those who had labored only one hour the same amount as those who had labored all day? Read more

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Accidents happen. Such things often come out of the blue, and we have no control over them, or, at least it seems that way. But, then again, w… Read more

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In the United Methodist church, we follow the Revised Common Lectionary. Read more

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In Matthew 20, Peter wanted to know what he and the others would get for their discipleship, which they considered a major contribution on the… Read more

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Bad things don’t just happen because of bad people. In fact, if the truth be known, people are influenced to do evil. The “I only listen to th… Read more

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When Peter reacted to the unbelief of the rich young ruler by reminding Jesus that he and the other disciples had left everything to follow Je… Read more

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When things start going bad, we usually fear that it will only get worse. The natural progression from worse seems to be worst. Something happ… Read more

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“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive hundredfol… Read more

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Businesses are closed. They’re closing because they can’t get help. Read more

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