Tag Archives: the Gospel of John

Why the Poor Are Always Us and Why Mary Was the Best Disciple

  Poverty “Larry” (I have no idea if this was his legal name) used to sleep under a bush in the back lawn of the church more than a decade ago. He painted apartments for a guy who needed to … Continue reading

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Why the Golden Rule is both Dysfunctional Tyranny and Invitation to Joy

Presenting at the Art Institute Every few months a friend of mine invites me to present Christianity in his class “Myth, Ritual and Magic” at the Art Institute of Sacramento. I love presenting in that context. The classes are filled … Continue reading

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Sickness Unto Death

Why Didn’t Jesus Just Start Raising Lots of People? We saw with the Iranian Cleric raising the dead thought experiment that a person possessing this kind of power walking around among us would almost certainly provoke us to kill this person … Continue reading

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Why Divine Personhood Offends us to the point of Deicide

Raising the Dead Thought Experiment The above link is the raising the dead thought experiment where I discuss what might happen if an Iranian cleric was able to raise the dead and why the peoples of the world might have … Continue reading

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Would the World Allow Anyone Who Could Raise the Dead to Live?

Iranian Cleric Raises the Dead Imagine an Iranian cleric raised a man who was dead for four days. What would happen? First there would be skepticism. Surely this didn’t happen. Let’s say that there was documentation. Dead for four days, … Continue reading

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Notes from “In the Beginning” by Tim Keller

Preached by Tim Keller January 5 2014 Passage is the Prologue of the Gospel of John It begins with a claim The word is personal The word is divine This person was never created the source of all life That … Continue reading

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