Monthly Archives: January 2014

Confirming new Christians

Last night my wife’s church had a confirmation service for several members who had taken lessons and done all that is required to become “officially” recognized by the Episcopal Church (Anglican Church of North America) as Christians.  The Bishop of … Continue reading

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Adam and wife (Genesis 2-4)

I have already posted about Adam and adam, where the use of “adam” in Genesis 1 is different from the “adam” of Genesis 2 and beyond.  Now, I would like to add a few comments about what one can see … Continue reading

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The meaning of Luke 16:16-18

In Luke’s chapter 16, three verses that fall between the parable of the dishonest manager and the parable of Lazarus and the rich man have been identified as Jesus making generic teachings.  Such identifiers come from bold headings that are … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel

When I signed up for an “Education for Ministry” (EfM) course, year one was partially about reading the Old Testament.  It was not so much about explaining the events of the Old Testament as it was set on instilling doubt about … Continue reading

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