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The Celibacy of Jesus (Part III)

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I was always skeptical about the claims of Mary Magdalene possibly being a disciple of Jesus’ or, much more blasphemous, the wife and lover of Jesus! My old Jesus was not allowed to love a woman or, God forbid, make babies! Besides, I thought, there is NO SUCH EVIDENCE for such a thing except maybe by people with overblown imaginations or a desire to stir up trouble. But then…I found out that, in fact, there was historical evidence of another viewpoint. Join us in this week’s search for a more authentic understanding of the real Jesus…

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately, and for good reason. Death is all around me, both in my work and in my personal life (and my thoughts!). While you and I cannot prevent death or loss, we can each make the lifelong journey of others a little less lonely, fearful, and devastating through the Hebrew notion of “tikkun olam.” Come find out what that means…

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Tell Me What You’re Living For. No, Really.

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In my Internet travels, I come across many a God-revering individual who doesn’t believe in a bodily resurrection. That is, most of these folks do not believe in any kind of a conscious afterlife. I can’t help but think that people who are just fine with a few decades of human frailty and struggle before lights out, must have a freaking great Disney Life. Even at its best, life is full of hardships (in my experience). Is there any real evidence of of an afterlife or is that just wishful thinking? Come find out…

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The Lie in Religious Self-Denial

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The call of the average Christian life is all about giving up and sacrificing one’s desires—often times our greatest desires and passions—to a bitter death on a cross with Jesus. It’s really pretty depressing, the thought of giving up what you love most…forever. It’s easy to see why so many Christians feel more like victims instead of victors. This used to be my story…

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Long Live the Egyptian Revolution!

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This past January, a national revolution took place in literal Egypt. It was spearheaded and organized via a few young people and a Facebook account. Imagine a corrupt ruler overthrown and a whole country changed in a couple of weeks, all from information sharing on the Internet! Could this be a significant declaration in our day, announcing the move of the hand of God to further free us from our bonds of slavery? Read more…

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Anatomy of Desire

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Food and sex. Now that I got your attention…I spend a lot of time thinking what drives people, especially since I’ve personally been driven by cycles of addiction at times in my life. I spend a lot of time thinking about why people want to consume so deeply, when in the end, they end up being the one consumed…

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