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The Disappointed (4 of 7)

John 11:1-48 We're in week 4 of a series called Can't Believe in which we're looking through the Gospel of John at 7 kinds of people who could not bring themselves to believe, and how Jesus dealt with each o...

Preaching and Pornography

Images have a strong impact on us and are not easily or quickly forgotten, making the damage done by pornography toxic to our souls and relationships.

Walking on Water

In the gospel story, Jesus and Peter walked on water. What is this bizarre story all about? Modern enlightened readers may have some difficulty with the credibility of stories of people walking on water. This couldn't be true. Although incredible, stories of people walking on water are not all that rare. Not long ago, I watched the illusionist Chris Angel on "Mindfreak" walk across a Las Vegas swimming pool. It just meant he could place clear plexiglass just under the surface and fool people into thinking he was like Jesus. More recently, the British illusionist Dynamo walked across the River Thames. I even read that Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet, and some of his disciples could walk on waterwell, with hidden planks under the water.

In the Land of Uz

October 4, 2009 Proper 21 Job 1:1; 2:1-10 When we hear about the city in Job 1:1, we think of Frank Baum's classic. For Uz sounds to us like Oz. But Uz was not make-believe. It could not have been more real.