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Christ Almighty! · 21h ago

Mary the Magdalene, apostle to the apostles.

The myths (and sexism) behind the first person to see our risen Lord. 22 July is the feast day of Mary the Magdalene, whom we also call Mary of Magdala. She’s the woman who shows up in all t...
Christ Almighty! · 3d ago

Touch not the Lord’s anointed.

When leaders try to evade accountability by the very verse which makes ’em accountable. 1 Chronicles 16.22, Psalm 105.15 Today’s out-of-context scripture is found in two places in the bible,...
Christ Almighty! · 4d ago

The effectual fervent prayer… of an obnoxious person.

God expects us to get in his face sometimes. Luke 11.5-8, 18.1-8 Right after teaching the Lord’s prayer, Jesus told the Friend at Midnight Story. Yeah, he meant it in context of prayer. Yeah...
Christ Almighty! · 5d ago

Parables: Because the kingdom’s secrets are only for us.

Why Jesus was so heavy on the metaphors. Mark 4.10-13, 25 • Matthew 13.10-17 • Luke 8.9-10, 18, 10.23-24, 19.26 • John 12.37-40 The first of Jesus’s parables is the story of the four seeds. ...
Christ Almighty! · 6d ago

Eugene Peterson’s rough week.

On the “yes” heard round the blogosphere. Most Christians know Presbyterian pastor Eugene Peterson from The Message, his popular bible translation that’s looser than a boot on a pegleg. Eve...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

The bible’s genres.

It’s not all written in just one style of literature. Genre /'ʒɑ(n).rə/ n. Type or category of literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, and subject matter. Our word genre or...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

Where do Jews fit into God’s kingdom?

Did God switch kingdoms between Old Testament and New Testament? When we confess Jesus as our Lord, and believe he’s alive, we’re saved. Ro 10.9 Duh. True of anybody—whether Christian, or p...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

Don’t mess with our Messiah.

A psalm for coronation—and a warning for the nations round about. The second psalm, Lammá ragšú goyím/“For what reason rage the nations?” (Latin, Quare fremuerunt gentes) is considered a Mes...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

Blaspheming the Holy Spirit: The unforgiven sin.

Yep, it’s a big big deal. Mark 3.28-30 • Matthew 12.31-32 • Luke 12.10 Fairly soon after we become Christians, we hear a rumor going round that there’s such a thing as an unpardonable sin: I...
Christ Almighty! · 1W ago

Getting baptized.

Then getting baptized again. My nieces got baptized last month. Part of their church’s vacation bible school (if you’re not familiar with the phenomenon, it’s a weeklong church program meant...