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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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Epiphany: Magi, Wisdom, and the Presence of God

[Today is Epiphany, which marks the revelation of God incarnate. For the western church this is celebrated by commemorating the visit of the Magi, the revelation of God in the flesh to the gentile nations. I thought it appropriate to … Continue reading

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Tales of the Magi

“So, you have made it home safely,” said the king. “Yes, Sire. It was a longer journey than we expected, but a journey I would not have missed for my very life,” said one of the king’s counselors. “Nor I,” … Continue reading

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