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What is it you do? What is your routine with God? We’ve all known the guilt, and pressure and duty in those ‘quiet-time’ routines. Someone I met this week, courageously spoke of reading the bible in ninety days. Years ago I would have felt a crippling sense of inferiority! I’m really not that kind of reader, I’d fail miserably days into […]

simply Jesus

The second half of Luke 4 is quite something. It’s abrupt, uneasy and challenging. I brought this passage to our lunchtime congregation, unpacking verses 14-30. Here’s some of what I think I said. Here is Jesus at his uncontainable provocative best. Nazareth moves from welcoming the popular, to rejecting, to outright attacking-wrong. A good start ends very badly. […]

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