Author Archives: Tim

Why a Nerd like Me Gets the Royal Treatment

[From the archives.] *** When I was a kid, I had all sorts of dreams about becoming great. I’d dream of being a sports superstar (I was one of the most athletic people imaginable, no matter what sport you wanted … Continue reading

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The Problem with Letting Sleeping Sins Lie

Agatha Christie’s Sleeping Murder follows the course of a young couple, with the help of Christie’s sleuth Miss Jane Marple, as they solve an eighteen year old mystery of the disappearance of young woman. They don’t know if she was … Continue reading

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Judas Iscariot – Jesus’ Friend with a Good Example

There’s no getting around it: Judas Iscariot, hand-picked by Jesus to be one of his closest disciples, was a bad apple. Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped … Continue reading

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Party Crasher – a woman’s story

[From the archives.] I almost stumbled over her as I brought in another platter of food for the table. She must have slipped in when no one was looking. She knelt to the floor behind the Rabbi as he reclined at the … Continue reading

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The Woman Jesus Praised for Contradicting Him

Jesus had an interesting encounter with a woman: Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My … Continue reading

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John’s Head and Jesus’ Bread – a tale of two parties

Matthew 14 tells of Herod’s gruesome birthday party and Jesus’ desire to get away from it all. It starts with Herod: On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much that he promised … Continue reading

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Humor: Why Doesn’t Anyone Preach on the Proverbs 31 Husband for Mother’s Day?

[From the archives: A husband’s email for Mother’s Day. Every line corresponds to a portion of Proverbs 31.] Hey Pal! I know I’ve owed you an email for a while. Sorry about not staying in touch, but life here has … Continue reading

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Men: Stop Blaming Women for Your Lust

[Lusting after women and the male responsibility, from the archives.] Suppose an attractive member of your church walks in on a men’s Bible study one morning and strips off her clothes and then dances in a very sexual manner. Is she … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Evangelism Is More than Words

If you’ve spent any time in church, at church retreats, or among people who go to church or church retreats, you’ve heard this passage: Then [Jesus] said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask … Continue reading

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Appreciating Public School Teachers

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. My wife got her teaching credential over 30 years ago and has worked in public schools with children from early childhood education through junior high, now teaching eighth grade P.E. to 13 and 14 … Continue reading

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