Monthly Archives: March 2015

Minimalizing God’s Presence

Do you ever explain the work of God as something else?  The magicians of Pharaoh’s court only admitted that God’s hand was at work when they couldn’t reproduce his miracles using secret arts.  With that we see our own tendency … Continue reading

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Mercy Not Judgement

In the story of the adulterous woman, Jesus does not condemn her even though he had claimed that all authority has been given to him.  If that’s so, why did he let her off the hook?  Turns out that Jesus … Continue reading

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Beware The Hardening

What I love about the story of the frogs is that Moses gave Pharaoh the honour of determining when Moses would pray for him to remove the frogs.  Pharaoh asked them to pray for him – wouldn’t this mean that … Continue reading

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Counted or Silent?

After Jesus spoke at the festival, the temple guards and leaders reconvened.  The guards were grilled.  They were supposed to arrest Jesus so that the leaders could kill him.  Except that the guards were amazed at Jesus’ words. “No one … Continue reading

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Magicians and Marketers

When Moses and Aaron spoke to Pharaoh, every sign and wonder they showed him from the Lord was countered by a magician from Pharaoh’s court.  Pharaoh’s heart became hard, just as God predicted.  And we see that the world offers … Continue reading

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