Monthly Archives: March 2015

Father Forgive Them…A Poem for Good Friday

Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing Your people chose to listen to the voices that fill the air of this noisy world The calls of the gods of violence and might they have answered … Continue reading

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Review of Reading Backwards by Richard B. Hays

READING BACKWARDS: FIGURAL CHRISTOLOGY AND THE FOURFOLD GOSPEL WITNESS, by Richard B. Hays. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014. 155pp $34.95 Richard B. Hays began his work of examining how the earliest followers of Jesus were interpreters of scriptures in … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 3: Visions of a Future Land

Deuteronomy 3: 1-17 Preparing the Way for the Conflict across the River When we headed up the road to Bashan, King Og of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, for battle at Edrei. 2 The LORD … Continue reading

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Uninspired- A Playful Poem

I want to be productive and there is plenty I could do It’s just that I don’t have the drive to start on something new It’s not that I feel bad or sad or depressed or anything like that But … Continue reading

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Snow Day    

The snow and the ice bring the wheels of civilization creaking to a halt And for a day the factories and the machines enjoy a Sabbath Yet, I in my imagined self-importance somehow feel propelled To continue to work while … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 2: The Warrior God

 Deuteronomy 2: 1-25 ‘Here There Once Were Giants’ (After you has stayed at Kadesh as many days as you did) we journeyed back into the wilderness, in the direction of the Red Sea, as the LORD had told me and … Continue reading

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The Rejected Kingdom- A Sermon on the Crucifixion in Mark’s Gospel

  33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have … Continue reading

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