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

The Women of Easter Sabbath


Biblical Meditations, Luke, Theology

“It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.  Now the women who had come with Him out of Galilee followed, and saw the tomb and how His body was laid.  Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes.  And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment” (Lk 23.54-56). Luke […]

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April 14, 2017

Victims of Victory: The Prosperity Gospel’s Trail of Tears


1 & 2 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, & 3 John, Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, The Gospel

Victory is a biblical word and an especially exciting word for those in the prosperity “gospel” community.  In their defense, victory is a rich biblical theme.  We indeed have victory through and because of Jesus.  Scripture is quite clear about that. “…but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus […]

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September 20, 2014