What if?

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I’m reading, “What If?-Scientific Answers to Absurd Questions.”   Questions like, “What happens if the earth stops spinning but the atmosphere retained its velocity?” or “Would the moon change color if everyone on earth pointed a laser pen towards it.” Have you ever played the “what if” game with Scripture?  What […]

The Art of Groaning

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Groaning is the one language common to all of God’s people.   As the chart above indicates,  the Hebrew scripture specialized in groans of all kinds. Paul instructs us in Romans 8:26, “But the Spirit intercedes along with our groans that cannot be expressed in words. … himself makes intercession for us with […]

The Earth is the Lord’s

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God is the perfect gardener who is always pruning, digging and replanting his vineyard.   God calls some of us to become stewards of His vineyard (cf. Matthew 22:14).  One of God’s best stewards, Abraham,   “looked forward to a city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” (cf. Hebrews 11:10).   Abraham’s […]

Is Rome About To Fall?

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Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman star in Olympus Has Fallen (cf.  White House Down,  London Has Fallen et. al).    The president of the United States is held captive by the North Koreans.   An army ranger (Gerard Butler) saves the day. Who will save the day in the […]

Finding Faith

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If you watched NFL football in the 70’s you saw Rock’n Rollen with his rainbow wig.  Today, Stewart is serving 3 life sentences for holding hostages and making terroristic threats in 1992. No one wants their faith to devolve into a byword. In Tuesday’s readings ,  we have the record of […]

The Art of Being Low

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It’s the second Monday of Lent and I have a confession to make.  I have sinned.  I have been wicked and done evil.  I have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.  I have not obeyed your servants the prophets.  I am shamefaced because I haven’t paid any […]

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