Just Add Water

Do you remember comedian Yakov Smirnoff [real name: Yakov Naumovich Pokhis] who was a big hit in the 1980’s? He was particularly noted for his comparisons of life in Russia as that in America, and used wonderfully strange word twists and misunderstandings to make his point. He still performs today

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Giving Up Jesus for Lent

According to Tom Long [Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology] there was an occasion a few years ago when a biblical scholar was explaining Mark 1 to a group of teenagers. This scholar told the teens that when Jesus was baptized, the skies did not just open up, as

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The Gospel of Jesus

I have always liked the Gospel of Mark, actually in many ways preferring it over the other three Gospels of the New Testament. Mark is always quick to the point; not always providing additional details. He does not mince his words and even though it is clear to the reader

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The Forgotten Task

I remember reading an article written by Gary Nicolosi about some pelicans in California. He wrote, “If you’ve ever seen pelicans in action, you know they’re great fishermen, or fisher-birds, I guess. These pelicans were hanging out near a fleet of fishing boats. The fishermen on the boats would pull

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