Tag Archives: Gospel of Luke

Finding Jesus in Joker

SPOILERS Included Hidden in the darkness of themes, setting, and characters, Joker is a film that is both dense and nuanced in symbolism, message and its reflection of our times. Although it can be a challenge at times to watch, … Continue reading

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The Young Messiah: Interview with Director Cyrus Nowrasteh

Interview with Cyus Nowrasteh director of The Young Messiah, a film, based on the Anne Rice novel, Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt. The Young Messiah Opens March 11 and stars Adam Greaves-Neal as Jesus, Vincent Walsh as Joseph, and … Continue reading

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Sermon: “The Old Double Reverse”

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10. Not only is the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus one of the most popular Bible stories for children, it is also very important for disciples as it speaks to the nature and needs of disicpleship. As the … Continue reading

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Notes on Breaking Bad: “Fillet of Soul”

The  first sermon in my Breaking Bad sermon series was “Fillet of Soul.”John 12:1-7, Jesus’s teaching to fear not what kills the body but what kills the soul. Walter’s breaking bad was his breaking toward fear rather than faith when … Continue reading

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Sermon Series: “Breaking Bad (Ways of Being)”

Text: Luke 12:1-9 Sermon “Fillet of Soul” Jesus teaches the disciples not to fear those who can kill the body only, but he who can kill the soul. Living in fear rather than by faith when life breaks bad is … Continue reading

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Sermon: “The Gambler”

Sermon: Luke 10:38-42. “The Gambler” AKA “Jesus and Kenny Rogers walk into Martha’s Home….” Presented next directly after the Good Samaritan story where Jesus tells the lawyer to go and do, the Mary and Martha story offers another teaching, sometimes … Continue reading

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Time to Shut “Faith-Gate”….Again!

While I don’t normally respond to posts and tweets of others, after the recent, well publicized “Tweet “of a popular Evangelical pastor denying President Obama’s Christian faith, I felt compelled to update and share an article I wrote in 2009. … Continue reading

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