Crossing the Exclusion Zone

If you haven’t read the previous reflection on Josh.2:4, Follow God, but not too Close, go back and read it now, because I’m not going to turn that soil again. But as I was writing it, I realized that some people are going to find a “gotcha” in my description of an “exclusion zone of …

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Follow God, But Not Too Close

Joshua gives the people of Israel an interesting bit of advice before they cross the Jordan in order to take over the Promised Land: follow God, but not too close. The  advice is from Joshua 2:4, “ Follow [the ark of the covenant], so that you may know the way you should go, for you …

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The Story of King Midas and The Gospel of Mark

After studying Tuomo Mannermaa and Galatians and Romans for the last couple of months I needed to get away from that particular narrow slice of Christian theology and focus on something else. I decided to turn my attention to the Gospel according to Mark (the oldest of the four gospels). I was immediately struck by …

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