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Holy Week :: Wednesday :: The Widow’s Mite

by Richard on March 27, 2013

Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus [...]

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Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in [...]

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On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
Mark 11:15-16 (New International Version)

The 3 synoptic gospels tell us [...]

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At the Temple again

by Richard on April 2, 2012

Allan Bevere considers ‘the cleansing of the Temple‘
The religious leaders have taken the Temple, which God had intended to be a place for all the nations to come and worship, and they had crowded out the Gentiles with their buying and selling. They had turned the Temple into a place of ethnic pride and exclusivity.
Moreover, [...]

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On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
Mark 11:15-16 (New International Version)

The 3 synoptic gospels tell us [...]

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Good Friday Sermon: Lose your faith

by Richard on April 23, 2011

Our friend Kim, posted at Faith and Theology*
Lose your faith in God. For as the French mystic Simone Weil insisted, there is a kind of atheism that is purifying, cleansing us of idols. Lose your faith in the god that the cross exposes as a no-god, a sham god. Lose your faith in the god [...]

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Holy Week reblog: The Widow’s Mite

by Richard on April 20, 2011

Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus [...]

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Holy Week reblog: Render unto Caesar

by Richard on April 20, 2011

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in [...]

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Holy Week reblog: The Cleansing of the Temple

by Richard on April 19, 2011

On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
Mark 11:15-16 (New International Version)

The 3 synoptic gospels tell us [...]

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A Hymn for Palm Sunday-to-Good Friday

by Kim on April 16, 2011

(Reblogged from 26/3/07)
Jesus entering the city
on a donkey, grand but gritty,
weeping tears of peace and pity –
rocks and stones cannot be dumb.
Jesus at the place of praying,
overturning tables, saying,
“In my Father’s house no paying!” –
now the temple’s Judge has come.
Jesus in the temple preaching,
using stories [...]

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A hymn for Good Friday

by Richard on April 2, 2010

By Kim Fabricius, based on the 7 words from the Cross. Suggested tune is ‘House of the rising sun’ or ‘Amazing Grace’
Beneath an unforgiving sky
hangs Christ, the Father’s Son;
“Forgive them, Father,” hear him cry,
“they don’t know what they’ve done.”
Two hang with Christ upon the tree
(while soldiers play at dice);
“Today” - his promise - “you will [...]

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It is a beautiful place, this garden. A place of peace and plenty. We have been here many times, finding cool shade from the sun and solitude from the crowds. Even at night, this place among the olive trees offers a sense of security, a velvet shelter that keeps evil at bay.
But not tonight.
Tonight the [...]

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Prayer of the day

by Richard on April 1, 2010

Sublime.

Tortoise of Dissent had this first, and that rebellious reptile has posted the lyrics, too.

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Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus [...]

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Holy Week: Tuesday (”Render unto Caesar”)

by Richard on March 30, 2010

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in [...]

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On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
Mark 11:15-16 (New International Version)

The 3 synoptic gospels tell us [...]

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Rowan Williams’ Reflections on Easter

by Richard on April 8, 2009

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Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus [...]

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Holy Week: Tuesday

by Richard on April 7, 2009

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in [...]

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It is a beautiful place, this garden. A place of peace and plenty. We have been here many times, finding cool shade from the sun and solitude from the crowds. Even at night, this place among the olive trees offers a sense of security, a velvet shelter that keeps evil at bay.
But not tonight.
Tonight the [...]

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