Mensajes de 2015

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Giving generously

Lectionary: Mark 12: 38-44 Learning to Give Generously President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” In the spiritual realm we might say to every Christian: “Ask not what God can give to you, but what you…

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A helper who is just right

Lectionary Genesis 2:18-24 A helper who is «just right» You’ve all heard the 10 reasons why God created, Eve, right? God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because He knew men would never ask for directions. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote…

Being the greatest

Before the passage of Mark 9:33, we have the passage of Mark 9:2, where Mark describes an event called the Transfiguration. Some of the disciples had been with Jesus at a mountain when the face of Jesus was transfigured right before Moses and Elijah appeared next to him. Mark says that John, James and Peter…

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We all stumble in many ways

If you asked me to name my favourite book of the Bible, I would be hard-pressed to choose between Proverbs and James.  This could be because James seems to be so knowledgeable about Proverbs.  The book of James is quite short:  it has only five chapters and is known for its practical wisdom and common sense.…

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Put on the full armour of God…

Lectionary: Ephesians 6:10-20 The Bible depicts countless battles. From Genesis to Revelation,  from the time Cain killed his brother Abel, right down to the present day and even into the predicted future and the Apocalypse. In fact, it is estimated that more than 14,500 wars have been fought from 3600 B.C. to present day. Think…

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We all make mistakes sometime…

Lectionary: 2 Samuel 11: 1-15 The story of David is not about a saint. He had many faults, numerous sins throughout his life. As John Walton writes, «God has not given us the Bible with the intention that we put the heroes of the faith up on pedestals of awe and reverence. In contrast, we…

ABC of our faith – theology at a glance Part 1

Introducción       ABC de nuestra fe – teología de un vistazo Los cristianos están llamados a dar testimonio de su fe. “Si alguien les pregunta acerca de la esperanza cristiana que tienen estén siempre preparados para dar una explicación.” (1 Pedro 3:15) Con estos artículos no pretendo dar una exhaustiva explicación, más bien…

Where we find peace and where not

Karl Barth, the famous Swiss professor of theology, was traveling with a group of students. They visited the monastery in Maria Laach. A monk led the group through the buildings. A monastery has its own atmosphere, it is quiet, and there is no hassle and no noise. «There is peace here,» said the monk. Such…