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Matthew 5: 13-20 A Visible Vocation Connected to Scripture

Matthew 5: 13-20 Parallel Mark 9:49-50 and 4:21, Luke 14: 35-35, 8: 16, 11:33 and 16: 16-17 Highlighted words will have comment on translation below  13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is probably the best know piece that is unique to Matthew’s gospel (as it is assembled, although much of the material in the Sermon is found throughout Luke’s gospel) and there are scholars … Continue reading

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Matthew 3: 1-12 The Herald of the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 3: 1-12 Parallel Mark 1: 2-8, Luke 3: 1-17 1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is the one of … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew is a book that has generated countless books and studies and continues to be one of the most read and preached upon books in the bible. Writing about this gospel is, to use the words of … Continue reading

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Transitioning into the Gospel of Matthew

  The one constant in my writing over the past seven years has been the practice of reflecting on this strange and wonderful book of scriptures that have been handed on to both the Jewish and Christian faiths. Over this … 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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Images for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

This is another week where some of the linkages artistically are more difficult, since it is Jesus talking about loving enemies, going the second mile, turning the other cheek. There may be images out there that reflect this but I … Continue reading

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