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Widen Your Circle

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Throughout Lent, we’re exploring the parables of Jesus – the two dozen or so stories that were his chief means of describing the reality of God’s rule on earth.  Believe it or not, the excruciating drama of Who’s In and Who’s Out didn’t start when you were in middle school. People in the ancient world – especially religious folks –… Read more »

Jesus’ Genealogy

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If 2021 is the year you decided to read through the Old or New Testaments, you probably ran into a few dry spots in the month of January. We’re talking about genealogies. Alongside a handful of major characters, the opening chapters of Genesis introduce us to dozens of obscure individuals with hard-to-pronounce names.  These are folks who appeared on the… Read more »