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Last year, my church introduced a new at-home study program called “Come, Follow Me.” It included weekly reading assignments for studying the New Testament, including suggestions for how to adapt those assignments for different family situations. Probably a lot of you have followed similar programs on your own or with your families.

When I started the program, I decided to do something a little different. I made a goal to write at least one poem inspired by the reading assignment each week. The goal wasn’t necessarily to try to interpret the scriptures, but to deepen the spiritual and emotional experience I had during my study.

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Did you ever consider that? Douglas Blanchard, an illustrator who “…paints in a realistic figurative style to explore gay experience as well as classical mythology, history, and current events” would like you to consider the hypothetical. Blanchard created a series of illustrations under the title: “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision”. A contemporary Jesus […]

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19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the […]

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The Gospel According to Mark is, for me, the most interesting of the four Gospels. A recurring theme in Mark is what is often called Mark’s Messianic Secret, where Jesus asks his followers and those he has healed to keep quiet about who Jesus is. Perhaps the best example of this is in Mark 8:27-30 […]

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(This is the entire text of Isaiah, Chapter 53, presented without verse numbers. From the Holy Bible, New International Version) “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? More

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“Then one of the Twelve – the one called Judas Iscariot – went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.” (Matthew […]

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There’s a new movie coming out next spring called “Mary Magdalene.” Here’s the trailer: More

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The outcome of the November election is irrelevant and was already decided long before any of the presidential candidates declared for the primary races. It was decided before the current president took office. The American people long ago decided to turn away from God and enter into evil on a scope and scale that insured […]

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