Wingless Bones, Not Boneless Wings


Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Mark, Theology

“For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven” (Mk 12.25). The Sadducees were the 1st-century version of the 21st-century liberals.  They denied all things supernatural, especially any notion of bodily resurrection from the dead (cf. Mt 3.7; 16.1, 11-12; 22.23, 34; Lk […]

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July 6, 2018

In Him Was Life (Why We’re Not Martians)


Biblical Meditations, John

“In him was life” (Jn 1.4). “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative”  (Jn 10.18). “It is finished” (Jn 19.30). In Jesus was life. We might say something similar, ironically, at a funeral.  Our friend lived vibrantly, spontaneously, infectiously.  Our relative had such “life” about […]

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April 27, 2018

Nine Reasons To Read Obituaries


Biblical Meditations, Christian Life

Like most with gray hair, I spend most mornings reading the newspaper over a cup of coffee.  Yes, an actual newspaper tossed in my driveway.  News I must unwrap, not turn on, scroll through, or scan.  There is something nostalgic about catching up to yesterday’s news, and washing the black residue from your fingertips.  Although, a […]

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December 30, 2015