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Partial Credit

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

As far as I know there's no patron saint of partial credit, but I'd like to nominate St. Peter for the job. Peter's finest moment came when he declared that Jesus was the Messiah sent by God, and Jesus ...

I Do Know This

Sunday, March 10th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The confrontation in Saint John’s gospel between the man born blind and the Pharisees (John 9) is very dramatic. The Pharisees told him that the person who had just given him his sight was a sinner and could not have ...

Making Miracles Possible

Sunday, July 8th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

It was hard for Jesus to work many miracles in his hometown. Mark’s gospel (chapter 6) says it was because of the people’s lack of faith. They thought they knew all about Jesus and were also angry he wasn’t performing ...

Hard to Believe

Monday, May 9th, 2011 Posted in writing | No Comments »

When the gospels report the events of Easter, one thing may surprise us: the apostles didn’t believe it. They simply weren’t expecting it, despite the fact that a number of women followers of Jesus said they’d not only seen Jesus, ...

Standing Firm

Monday, April 4th, 2011 Posted in writing | No Comments »

In chapter 9 of St. John’s gospel, Jesus and his disciples come upon a beggar who’d been blind from birth, an object of pity and perhaps scorn for his whole life. But by the end of the chapter, this man ...