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Episcopal tradition is about accepting Jesus’ constant presence

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Christian faith is about us accepting Jesus’ constant presence in our daily life. The modern Episcopal tradition of Christian living is born of man’s Biblical […]

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The sword of God brings peace not violence in the Bible

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The sword in the Bible is most often metaphor for God’s power to fix the broken world. Some Americans are misusing the Biblical use of […]

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Paul’s concept of human weakness and our need for God

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As a neuroscientist and neurosurgeon the writings of Paul on human weakness in particular drew me closer to appreciating God. How man’s brain worked and […]

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The difficult story of Ananias and Sapphira

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One of the most difficult New Testament stories is that of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5. God’s judgment of a death sentence for fraud […]

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Richard Hooker’s vision foresaw virtual communion

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Hooker identified that the key elements of the sacramental act of the Eucharist communion were spiritual not physical. The essential traditional elements as such in […]

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The Pentecost turns a curse into a blessing

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Once before God had created multiple tongues to disperse the disobedient but now multiple tongues would be used to unit the faithful with God.

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Mary the Mother of God

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Early Christians referred to the Virgin Mary as Theotokos which means Mother of God in Greek. Although the Bible does not have any description of […]

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Why the violence in the Old Testament?

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Many contemporary Christians find it hard to accept the violence depicted in the Old Testament. When the sinners left Sodom and Gomorrah they were turned […]

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The Good Samaritan parable applies to individuals and nations acts

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How we understand Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan should grow from being one of individual actions to the actions of nations.

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Was God hasty in ordering the Amalekite destruction?

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God’s command to destroy the Amalekites is often misunderstood as inconsistent with a compassionate God. Recent comments by political figures about the current Israel-Palestinian conflict […]