Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bitesize Beatitudes: Part 1

Part one of a series in which I look briefly at each of the beatitudes, the introduction to the sermon on the mount. They can be found in Matthew 5. Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the … Continue reading

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Notes on Romans, part 1

I think I’ve mentioned a couple of times, I’ve been reading Romans a lot lately, and I’ve been taking some notes in the form of an imaginary dialogue to help me understand and remember it better. I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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Groundhog day

I heard a familiar tale today, from a young man at a church different from the one I attend.  A story of Christian boy meets Christian girl at church. Boy likes girl.  Boy hangs around awkwardly with girl.  Boy makes … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

I will confess that sometimes when reading scripture, I find some of the expressions the translators have chosen for certain things a bit hard to understand. One such example is in Romans 1:16, Paul’s famous manifesto: He says (ESV) “For … Continue reading

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