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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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Stop … Eat … Enjoy

I just finished reading Lois Tverberg’s Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus and came across her definition of “Shabbat” (or Sabbath) as literally meaning “cease”. That helps me understand better how the ancient Israelites would have looked on their day of rest. Soon after, … Continue reading

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