Burning hearts

While I’m traveling, I asked some friends to answer a question: What’s the story related to Jesus that is most compelling for you? Today’s post is from Paul Merrill. It was just three days after Jesus had been killed. Two of his followers went for a walk to be with other followers. They were passionately discussing […]

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A week later, Thomas

On Sunday night, ten disciples were gathered in a room. Okay, there may have been more than ten, but only ten of The Twelve were there. Judas was dead.  Thomas simply wasn’t present. It was a gathering of uncertainty. The door was locked. The disciples had heard that Jesus was alive, but weren’t sure what […]

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wondering again

John wondered about Jesus. The John known as John the Baptist. Jesus had two things to say, one to John’s followers and one to Jesus’ followers. To John’s followers, the ones who were bringing the question from John who was in jail, Jesus simply said, “Go and tell John what you see and hear.” The […]

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the doors were still locked

Thomas gets beat up by history. He is known by everyone as “doubting Thomas.” No one remembers that he was the disciple who said, “we’ll probably all die, but let’s follow Jesus anyway.” Ho one remembers that the rest of the disciples didn’t believe the women on Easter Sunday. I’ve never noticed, until now, that […]

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