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The Unadulterated Bible and the “Pericope of the Adulteress”

If you open your Bible to the Gospel of John, and turn to chapter 8, you are most likely to find a bracketed paragraph at the beginning, with a footnote saying: “the oldest manuscripts do not contain 7:53-8:11,” or something to that effect.  This section of John’s Gospel is often...
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An Invitation to a Holy Lent

While my family and I lived in New Orleans, we were exposed to some of the most unique culture in the United States.  Their forte is carnival season—when there would be over 80 parades, king cakes galore, and much indulgence and revelry.  The season culminated on Mardi Gras (or...
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“EAT ME” – Jesus Offends

In John 6:25-71, we read the famous incident in the Capernaum synagogue in which Jesus announces His identity as the “Bread of Life,” and instructs the congregation that they must eat his flesh and drink his blood in order to have eternal life.  His “hard teaching,” (6:61)...
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Why Commit?

When I Google the word “commitment” some of the following definitions pop up: “The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.” “A promise to be loyal to someone or something.” “An engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.” “The state or an...
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