Fifteen seconds of reading isn’t fifteen seconds of life.

Jesus and Peter and James and John had climbed up a mountain (or hill). 1,500 feet or 9,000 feet (there are some disagreements about which mountain it was, exactly.) John, James, and Peter saw Jesus with robes whiter than any laundry person could bleach them. They saw Elijah and Moses standing with Jesus, chatting. Moses […]

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An amazing teacher.

I’m hardly ever surprised anymore. It’s not that I’ve seen it all. There’s a lot of “it” that I haven’t seen, that I’d rather not see. But I have seen enough to not be much surprised by gullibility and compassionlessness and betrayal and failure and fear. So when Mark tells us that people were amazed […]

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They did not know what he was talking about.

Sometimes I want to know what’s going to happen next. I worry about it. I identify options. I want God to simplify things and just tell me his plans and how they fit with mine. The twelve disciples may have thought the same things one day as they traveled with Jesus. They thought, perhaps, that […]

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