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(warning – this where I begin to move off into uncharted territory and may be entering a land of interpretive fantasy entirely of my own creation. This practice is sometimes known as “eisegesis” ie. reading into the text an interpretation imposed by the reader rather than seeking to allow the interpretation to emerge out of the text, a practice known as “exegesis” – shock alert: preachers sometimes engage in eisegesis!)

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It is a harrowing experience to sit through seven episodes of the Netflix epic western “Godless.” It takes a strong constitution to stomach the violence and sadness of the chaotic shattered world the film portrays.

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There is nothing glamorous about war. War is brutal and deadly. There are no victories in war. Everyone loses whenever we resort to violence.

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Dr. Thomas A. Andrew is about to retire. For two decades Dr. Andrew has been the chief forensic pathologist in the State morgue in Concord, N.H.

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Three years ago, I preached on Matthew 23:1-12, this Sunday’s Gospel. It is interesting to revisit old sermons. Here is what I said on Sunday 2 November 2014, from back in the days when my sermons were written out.

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Nine years ago today, I sent my first blog post out into the world. In those days, before moving to wordpress, I was posting at blogspot: http://inaspaciousplace.blogspot.ca/2008/08/new-blog.html

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The overall point of Matthew 10:24-39 is that the most important thing in our lives is attending to our inner life because a life lived without reference to the reality of God’s presence is a life of suffering.

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Faith is not for the feint of heart.

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Jesus’ teaching on non-resistance to evil is hard.

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