Christmas celebration as protest

Dec 17, 2015 by

“In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.” (Luke 2:1) The words are so familiar that we don’t give them a second thought. But this is how...

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Gun madness

Oct 24, 2015 by

Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted because they are no more… — Jeremiah 31:15-17 Blessed are the peacemakers. — Matthew 5:1-11 After the shooting of children in a...

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Sacred cows and holy kisses

Jun 15, 2015 by

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. — Isaiah 6:1-5 Greet one another with a holy kiss. — Romans 16:12-16 What on earth is a “holy kiss?” Is it a kiss on...

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We are all immigrants

May 8, 2015 by

A wandering Aramaen was my ancestor. He went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien. — Deuteronomy 26:1-5 Who is my neighbor? — Luke 10:29-37 Our eldest granddaughter, Thea, recently received her...

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Keep awake!

Jan 9, 2015 by

Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming! — Matt. 24:36-44 Last Friday, a large trailer truck carrying 2 million South African Rands ($1.7 million) worth of Creation Wines...

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Religion and politics

May 29, 2014 by

“Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matt. 22:15-22). I had written about the parable of the Good Shepherd, and focusing on final...

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