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the bloody truth – a reflection on John 6:56-69

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Christology / Exodus / Gospels / New Testament / Old Testament / Pentateuch / Soteriology / Theology / Year B

The following is a reflection on John 6:56-69, the Gospel lesson appointed for Proper 16B, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. This post is from the tenth chapter of my book, “Going to Hell, Getting Saved.” Jesus told the people that his flesh was real food and that his blood was true drink—and to eat his flesh and drink his blood meant eternal life. And people stopped following him. The disciples grumbled about how hard […]

book review: “Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working” by Craig Groeschel

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This was one of those books that I really wanted to love. As soon as I heard of it, I fell in love with the concept. The Way of Jesus IS weird. It isn’t “normal.” And, the modern church and modern Christians have jumped through a lot of hoops over the last few decades to normalize the Gospel. And Groeschel is absolutely correct: it isn’t working. All we’re left with is a watered down Jesus […]