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Follow Jesus: Three Reasons to Do So

Why follow Jesus? Or, what does it mean to follow Jesus? This morning, I opened the Gospel of John to the sixth chapter, desiring to read and reflect on what has become my favorite Gospel account of the life of Jesus. I did not get very far in the text, however, before I stumbled over […]

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Who Are the Followers of Jesus?…

Disciples of Jesus are not “saved” people. They are “learners” instead. Which is of course what “disciple” really means. And, what are “learners” learning? How to be followers of Jesus. Isn’t there a difference? And, isn’t following Jesus what Jesus himself invited people to do? I am a follower of Jesus. Perhaps not a very […]

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Hunger Games: Be Easter Now!

As with most great movies, there are many parallels to our shared experience as human beings in the most recent blockbuster, “The Hunger Games.” I loved this movie. And now, I must read the books. In one of the film’s many memorable scenes, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), co-star who is in love with Katniss Everdeen […]

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