Tag Archives: Jesus

The Hierarchy Of Clean (A Mustard Seed Musing)

I like being clean. It’s not that I mind being dirty, like sweaty from a good workout at the gym or covered with dirt, grass, and leaves from raking the yard or working in the garden. But when I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Taboo Break Dancing (John 4)

I am not good at small talk. I want to be good at it, but more often then not, I just plough right in. You look like you’re struggling… “what’s the problem?” You’re angry… “what did I/someone else do?” You have a … Continue reading


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Can Santa & Jesus Get Along? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

Lately, it seems like there’s a groundswell to pick Santa or Jesus, like Team Edward or Team Jacob, Dallas Cowboys or Washington Redskins, creationism or Darwinism. That you can’t give credit to one without disavowing or at least diminishing the other. But … Continue reading

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Good News Of The Day: Real Life Devotion (Book Review)

This is a review of a fellow HJ writer’s new book, that I’ve copied from HJ. But many of you don’t read both so I thought it was relevant here. Hope you’ll check it out! I don’t know Yo Snyder … Continue reading

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Neill Blomkamp’s Message For Christian Filmmakers

With the release of Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, the story of a dystopian future where the privileged live in a safe space station above Earth while the impoverished struggle in a desolate waste, I went back to the first of Blomkamp’s … Continue reading

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The Bible Episode 2- From HollywoodJesus.com

I was one of the 27 million who tuned into the first episode of The Bible TV series last week, a somewhat skeptical participant but quickly intrigued by the visualization of my frequently read stories from Genesis and Exodus of the Old … Continue reading

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Getting Out Of The Boat 2/24/13

(Matthew 14:22-36) Do you ever wish you could take a break? Southwest’s commercial slogan, “want to get away for awhile,” has appealed to almost all of us at some point. We just need to stop, take a break, recharge, and … Continue reading

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Snitch: The Parable Of A Father’s Love

John Matthews (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) lives a good life; he’s remarried with a young daughter and his truck company is expanding its fleet. But then he gets “the” phone call that changes everything: his teenage son (Rafi Gavron) from … Continue reading

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Modern Day Parables (2/17/13)

The word for parable, mashal, translates to be “side by side” (parallel explanations), but sometimes it has been used to define the “hidden things” that Jesus taught his disciples and crowds who followed him. Either way, it’s clear that Jesus … Continue reading

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