Monthly Archives: January 2012

Epiphany 4

“A while ago I read a charming anecdote involving the great Pope John XXIII. One day the pontiff was having an audience with a group of people, one of whom was the mother of several children. At one point the … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3

The Gospel according to Mark starts out real good, it starts out like a book you might actually want to read. In rapid prose, Mark tells us that all of prophecy had been fulfilled, that a crazy-looking dude named John … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2

I have a friend named Greg who always seems to think that he knows what the next great thing is going to be. His confidence in his own ability to sniff out the next great restaurant or movie or website … Continue reading

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Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

According to Tom Long there was an occasion a few years ago when a biblical scholar was explaining Mark 1 to a group of teenagers. This scholar told the teens that when Jesus was baptized, the skies did not just … Continue reading

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