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It is important in reading Jesus’ parables not to push the details too far and to avoid reducing his stories to allegories in which every detail is pressed to stand for something else, rather than simple stories which serve to illustrate one central point.

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There is a lot of suffering in peoples’ lives.

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41Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels…”

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11 Soon afterwards Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him.

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Many of the struggles we have with faith stem from a misunderstanding of the nature of faith.

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It is one of the more puzzling things Jesus is ever reported to have said,

12Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do…

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In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States of America, there has been a lot of soul-searching and self-examination going on.

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In the face of the tragic realities that so often afflict the world, we need a new strategy.

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I suppose the effort to understand has its place…

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The Bible has been accused of many things. And it would be dishonest not to admit that the Bible is at times a difficult and challenging book.

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