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Jul 23, 2020

How does the Kingdom of God relate to conservative versus liberal values?  Should those seeking the pearl of great price look for it in realms that are more traditionalist and old or more progressive and new?


Jul 18, 2020

The parable of the wheat and the tares or weeds is Jesus’ response to those who want to cleanse the Christian community of the impure and imperfect.  The Church, in this world, is more a hospital for sinners than a club for saints.

At one time or another, we’ve all dreamed of a perfect world. Imagine a company...


Jul 9, 2020

The Parable of the Sower and the Seed needs to be viewed from two different perspectives in order to unlock its meaning – from that of the sower and that of the seed.  Whether sowing or growing – the point is a plentiful harvest and much fruit.


Jul 8, 2020

A thorough understanding of the world Jesus lived in is vital to a thorough understanding of Jesus himself. 

Mike talking to Marcellino D’Ambrosio, a.k.a. “Dr. Italy” founder of Crossroads Initiative and co-author of Jesus: The Way, The Truth, and The Life about the historical context of the Old Testament, the...


Jul 1, 2020

In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus makes the statement “my yoke is easy, my burden light.”  For many of us who follow him, this does not seem to square with our experience.  This post discusses the reasons for this.  And also tells us why the key to rest involves discipleship – coming under the discipline of...