Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Final Question

Donald R. Elly, M. Div.  Brian Stoffregen reflecting on this passage about “the most important commandment” observes that this is the last question asked of Jesus by a variety of people.  Between Mark 11:27 and 12:38 Jesus deals with questions of authority, taxes, … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesus Again for the First Time

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Marcus Borg in “Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time” writes how his relationship with Jesus, despite his extensive scholarly knowledge of Jesus, is always fresh as if Jesus is always breaking in again and again making life … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “And they were on the road…” Mark describes Jesus and his disciples as nomadic (paralleling Israel’s earliest history).  “The way” introduces us to Jesus through the actions he does, the people he meets and his response … Continue reading

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“Let God Do It”

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. An unnamed man runs up to Jesus, kneels and asks him, “ Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” I’ve always been struck with how Jesus responds to those who cross his path (i.e. way). … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Heart Examination  

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Hardening of the arteries, if untreated, leads to muscle weakness and heart failure. Using stents, and open heart surgery, physicians can keep the heart functioning and even repair the effects of hardening of the heart.   … Continue reading

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