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Jesus Is Still Partnering with Unworthy Instruments to Fulfill All Righteousness

In Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 3:13-17), it’s not hard to grasp why John would have sought to change Jesus’ mind about who would baptize whom.  John had just finished confessing that ...

Gaudete! Rejoice! Really!

Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 11:2-11) seems a strange choice for the Sunday historically known as Gaudete (Rejoice).  As the curtain opens on Matthew 11, the scene before us is John languishing ...

Purify My Eternal Hope, Lord Jesus!

When it comes to our hope of eternal life, which is more dangerous:  to say too little or to say too much?  To say less than Scripture says or to ...

Lord, Make Me More Like the Unbelievers!

He comes around to stun and trouble us every three years whether we want him to or not (and a part of me certainly does not want him around).  He ...