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Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him,
‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ (John 18:33)

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Do you see these great buildings?
Not one stone will be left here upon another;
all will be thrown down
. (Mark 13:2)

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The verses immediately following I Timothy 2:5 where the author uses the word mesitēs to refer to Jesus, support the perception that the author had in mind the question of how people, particularly people outside Jewish faith, might learn about the nature of God’s saving work in Jesus.

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Mediation is an important and valuable skill. What could be more powerful than the ability to stand between separate warring parties seeking a way towards reconciliation?

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The Greek word mesitēs translated “mediator” in I Timothy 2:5 does not necessarily imply a go-between who negotiates between separate parties. It can also be translated as “a medium of communication” (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon).

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There is a problem in Christian hymnody with the way blindness is used as a metaphor.

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The Spirit of God dwells within human beings.

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In the game of “dueling texts” I will certainly lose when the topic of slavery is raised.

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Biblical texts can be used to prove a number of beliefs that today are considered by most people to be simply untrue.

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There is a game popular in some Christian circles in which I have at times been known to indulge.

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