Monthly Archives: October 2015

“Let Me See Again”

Don R. Elly, M.Div. What an insightful (pun intended) request Bartimaeus makes of Jesus when asked, “What can I do for you?” Placing myself in the positon of Bartimaeus in the story Mark tells us I know I would probably … Continue reading

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“We are Able”

Rev. Donald Elly, M.Div. Mark describes a scene that gives Pastors and leaders comfort and direction in guiding the Body of Christ into the future. Directing institutions in today’s world is difficult. It is almost cliché to review the problems … Continue reading

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Rich Already

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. We immediately read this story in economic term, missing important details that might us give us deeper insight into Jesus’ call than if we just focus on monetary wealth. The encounter Jesus has really could be … Continue reading

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Hardness of Heart

Jesus’ main concern in this text is not divorce, but hardness of heart. “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” Those administering the test wanted to catch Jesus between two views of divorce being debated then, as … Continue reading

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