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  • 2016 January 31: Down and Out in First Century Palestine

    January 31, 2016 10:30

    Although Jesus speaks for the ages, it never ceases to amaze me how much light understanding His cultural context sheds on what He had to say. What 'poor' meant in first century Palestine is yet another example.... (more )

  • 2016 January 24: Greatness

    January 24, 2016 10:30

    This last week as pondered Martin Luther King, Albert Schweitzer and the Saints in general, and this week's Gospel text in which a completely unknown Jesus walks into a synagogue and blasts them out of the pews with His message: "The great prophecies for which you have been waiting for centuries? Ta da! That's ME!" — once again I am brought face to face with the paradoxical relationship between 'greatness/strength' and 'poverty/weakness' which pervades the New Testament. (more )

  • 2016 January 17: Albert Schweitzer

    January 17, 2016 10:30

    Question: What do you get when you combine a medical doctor, a renowned concert organist and musicologist, a significant New Testament scholar, a heaping helping of Mother Theresa, and a Nobel Peace Prize?

    Answer: You get Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), whose birthday was the 14th of this month. (more )

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