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WHAT END-TIMES?


What end-times? Prophecies of the end-times are of course alarming. That is their point. They raise an alarm that threatens the un-redeemed. Those with the light welcome the alarm that the bridegroom comes at midnight. Paul in I Thessalonians welcomes … Continue reading

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LONG DIVISION


PENTECOST III Sunday, June 10, 2018 LONG DIVISION St. Mark 3: 19-35 Jesus has just finished a preaching and healing tour. Then he called his disciples and selected those upon whom the proclamation of the gospel will depend. To be … Continue reading

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THE SABBATH LIFE


PENTECOST II – JUNE 3, 2018 ST. MARK 2: 23- 3: 6 THE SABBATH LIFE On the Sabbath: The disciples of Jesus picking and eating grain out in the field. This was clearly now Lawful. Jesus gives example of David … Continue reading

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A VERY BRIEF REFLECTION


A Very Brief Reflection St. Matthew 19:30 “But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” St. Matthew 20:16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” St. Mark 10:31 “But … Continue reading

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Note to Readers


I have posted three studies that are not new. They were posted much earlier, but I think they are still relevant. One deals with the Passion of Christ. Two deal with the Easter story, in St. Matthew and in St. … Continue reading

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EASTER – 2017 – JOHN 20: 1-18


Easter – John 20:1-18 The Evangelist John has a Christology that makes the resurrection superfluous. The Gospel is singularly concerned with one question: who is Jesus? Every “sign” from the Incarnation to the crucifixion is designed to answer this question.  … Continue reading

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EASTER – 2017 – MATTHEW 28


Easter – Matthew 28:1-10 The Easter stories in the gospels differ in significant details that can be traced to apologetic and theological interests of the individual Evangelists. At the earliest stage of the tradition there were at least two separate … Continue reading

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THE PASSION OF OUR LORD – 2017 – MATTHEW 27


The Passion of Our Lord – Matthew 27:11-54  St. Paul writes, “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; and that … Continue reading

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FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT – 2017 – EMERGING INTO LIGHT


FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT – 2017 –  EMERGING INTO LIGHT  John 11:1-45 This story of Lazarus who was raised from the dead by Jesus is told only by John. It is a dramatic presentation of how a family’s meaning is … Continue reading

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 2017 – BORN BLIND, BORN DEAF


FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 2017 – BORN BLIND, BORN DEAF John 9:1-41 “As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 9:2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born … Continue reading

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