Author Archives: Neil

Poet End This War

Poet cast your spell upon our imaginations to see a way beyond this fight Use your words to help us see another path than the road to hell we’ve paved Be the prophet who helps us see the humanity in … Continue reading

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A Shard of Ice

  She draws thralls to her as she rides across the snow in the winter’s frosted air The woman in black upon her black horse, with violet eyes and pale white skin A spray of crystals cast up from the … Continue reading

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Matthew 10: 1-23 Summoning and Sending the Twelve

 Matthew 10: 1-23 Parallels Mark 3: 13-19a; 6: 6-11; 13: 9-13; Luke 9: 1; 6: 12-16; 9: 2-5; 12: 11-12; 6: 40 Highlighted words will have comment on translation below  Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch ‘A house is a man’s castle’ and so like the castles of old we surround them with fortifications Locks bar the gates to prevent the approach of the barbarian hordes that loot and pillage Cameras act as sentinels … Continue reading

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The Son of David, Son of God, and Son of Man Titles in Matthew’s Gospel

The gospels use several titles when talking about Jesus. When looking at Matthew’s gospel the particular title that is used may give important clues about the disposition of characters in the story in relation to Jesus, but since so many … Continue reading

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Faith in Matthew’s Gospel

  Faith, believing, and unbelief are frequently used terms in Matthew, all originating with the Greek pistis. When modern people use terms like faith or belief they typically are referring to some type of cognitive assent-I believe certain things to … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 32-38 Never Has Anything Like This Been Seen in Israel part 3

Matthew 9: 32-38 Parallels Mark 3:22, Luke 11: 14-15; Mark 6:6b, 34; Luke 8:1; 10:2 32 After they had gone away, a demoniac who was mute was brought to him. 33 And when the demon had been cast out, the … Continue reading

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