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ITEMS OF INTEREST
WHEN JESUS TELLS A STORY , he compels us to look at holy things with new eyes, and he illustrates his stories with references to ordinary things. If he were operating in the 21st century, I doubt that he would need blackboard for complex mathematical formulas, or the arcane jargon of a modern expert—whether economist, computer maven, biochemist, or theologian. Jesus told stories about ordinary things to explain the extraordinary, the inexplicable....
In [Matthew 13:31-33 and 44-49], Jesus is teaching his friends about the kingdom of heaven.... Although kings are now out of fashion, and the mystique of royalty has eroded, they were real figures of absolute power and grandeur in Jesus' time. I doubt that his hearers had any more direct contact with kings than any of us has had. But they understood the vocabulary of kings and kingdoms even though they did not always understand what Jesus was trying to tell them.
We have enough residual memory to gilmpse what Jesus is telling us about God and God's reign....
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The Olympics pose a challenge for us all
STEVE GRAHAM, SENIOR MANAGING EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Margaret B. Guenther, Bruce Nolan
THE OLYMPICS: THEIRS AND OURS
BY JAMES SPENCER
THE RICH DIVERSITY OF GOD'S GIFTS
BY KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
Beyond doping to the promise of spiritual strength and power
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THE SAVING CHRIST
BY MICHAEL HAMILTON
HERE IS YOUR HOME
BY ROBERT BULLOCK
WHEN GRIEF RECEDES
BY LAURA HILL
WHAT IT MEANS TO LEAN
BY SUSAN MACK
I FELL OFF THE BOAT
Channing ("Cha Cha")
IT'S ALL ABOUT SHARING
THE PARADOX OF POWER
NO LONGER STUCK ON REPLAY
A PRAYERFUL RESPONSE TO POLITICAL MUDSLINGING
FACIAL INJURY HEALED
GRATITUDE FOR MANY HEALINGS
FACIAL MARK DISAPPEARS THROUGH PRAYER