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Zacchaeus and the sex worker

This is about shame and reconciliation. It is an edited version of a sermon I gave last Sunday. It draws on two stories. The main one is the biblical story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10). By way of a modern comparison … Continue reading

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The example of Jesus

This is the last of four posts on whether Jesus died for our sins. There are three main theories. One is that he won a victory over the devil, along with paying a ransom. Another is that he offered himself … Continue reading

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Was Jesus punished as a substitute for humanity?

This is the third in a series of four on ‘Did Jesus die for our sins?’ The first is here and the second is here . This one is about the idea that Jesus died as a substitute for the … Continue reading

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What did Jesus ever do for us?

Jesus died to take away our sins. What does that mean? If you are not used to it, it sounds odd. If you are, you may well have been introduced to a cruel and punitive God. This is the first … Continue reading

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Camels, needles, and the snares of wealth

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. So said Jesus, according to Mark. This is an edited version of a sermon … Continue reading

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