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The Most Annoying Saint

By Barbara Falconer Newhall St. Paul can be pretty annoying. Last week he was fixated on how sexual relations with prostitutes taint the body. (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) I get it — the human body is holy, a gift from God to be treated with respect. But this week Paul goes too far. “Let even those who have [...]

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The Talking Pew: Jesus “Decides”

By Barbara Falconer Newhall We are utterly known and loved by God, the psalmist declares. God searches us out. God knows our sitting down and our standing up. God discerns our thoughts. There is not a word on our lips that God does not know. That’s scary. I like being loved and known by God, [...]

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The Talking Pew: Jesus the Tax Collector? The Mighty General?

By The Talking Pew Caesar Augustus believes himself to be a powerful man. And maybe he is. He has ordered that the “entire world” be registered and taxed, and he’s got the armies of soldiers and legions of tax collectors to make that happen. Meanwhile, some folks with very little power indeed – shepherds who [...]

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GodsBigBlog: I Can’t Believe Everything in the Bible

Is the Bible as the word of God? Not today. Right now I’m reading from the Book of Joshua . . .

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GodsBigBlog: Love God . . . OK, but How?

The first and greatest commandment, says Jesus, is to love God. But how do we do that?

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