Tag Archives: The Book of Luke

Jesus, the real Hobbes, and Superhero Stories

Batman vs. Superman This week one of the most anticipated movies of the year will open. DC Comics tries to challenge their rival Marvel by having their two biggest properties square off, Batman vs. Superman. The trailers tease lines, scenes … Continue reading

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Can you embrace the Father as he sets a table for those who have hated him and destroyed the world?

What happens after you die?¬† Americans are more inconsistent and all over the map on life after death than well meant comments at a funeral might reveal. Many who are vaguely spiritual or religious hold to the tenets of Moralistic … Continue reading

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Silly Humanity Fears Sudden Death by Political Terror so we can linger longer in a Bad Nursing Home

Fear is a funny, contextual thing. If you were to listen to the current presidential debates you’d imagine ourselves under the imminent, credible threat of ISIS or North Korea destroying us all. The irony is that during much of the … Continue reading

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“Lord, Will Only a Few Be Saved?”

The Question The question is always heard in a context. Why ask Jesus this Question? The unidentified person who asked Jesus this question asked it to Jesus for a reason. People were wondering about Jesus. He had exhibited power in … Continue reading

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Jesus at Twelve, Submissive and Disruptive

Family In this Christmas season family is the source of our great joy, our great sorrow, hurt or anger, or both at the same time. There is a belief, not without justification that if we do right by family, or … Continue reading

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The Pax Bethlemitica

Submitting to the Imperial Yoke Chapter 2 begins with Luke telling us how imperial subject (not citizen) Joseph submits to the demand¬†of the emperor. Augustus, from his throne in Rome has issued a degree, a degree that filters down to … Continue reading

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