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The Politics of Fear & Overcoming the World

April 19th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Christianity, God, Politics

When people are afraid they try to make sense of what they are experiencing. In those moments, the narratives we have ingrained in us come right to the front. The Boston bombers are a great example of this. Some immediately jumped on this news that these guys must be white right-wing wacko’s. Why? Not because […]

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Fear, Control, and the Crucifixion of Jesus

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Gospel of John, Jesus, New Testament, Religion

While studying John 19 last night we talked about the role of fear in the crucifixion of Jesus. In John 18:33 we infer the charge against Jesus was insurrection as a competing king, “King of the Jews.” But in 19:7 the Jewish leaders mention Jesus’ claim to be the “Son of God” and we learn […]

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Gospel of Mark – From Fear to Faith (4:35-5:43)

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Bible, Christ, Christianity, Death, God, Gospel of Mark, Gospels, Kingdom of God, Messiah, Miracles, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion, Thoughts

The NIV chapter break between 4 and 5 is in an unfortunate place. 4:1-34 is a distinct unit and 4:35-41 clearly fits together better with the miracles in chapter 5. There is a common theme in the four miracles in these verses. In each one people are afraid and each time Jesus points to the […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments · Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion

Have you ever thought about the devastating effects fear can have on our lives? Fear of the unknown, of change, or even fear of what toys our children play with. If you can name it there is probably a way to be afraid of it. Just to give you a sample of how many different […]

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