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How a Biblical painting can ‘gobsmack’ you

Have you ever had a painting ‘gobsmack’ you, catch you completely off guard? Maybe you can identify with growing up in a home where art was for everyone else.    Sure, there were school outings to local museums that were a nice diversion, but weren’t they more for those who could actually draw?! And then […]

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Luke and his Special Affection for Widows

Discovering biographical data about writers of Scripture is tough–so many centuries ago, questionable sources, different ideas about using others’ more famous names, etc. We probably know as much about Luke, however, the evangelist/writer/historian, as any author. In addition to his Greek nationality and professional background as a physician, Luke uses the ‘we’ pronoun in parts […]

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Rembrandt   Supper at Emmaus   WGA191151

Lessons from Emmaus: Coming Home to Christ

April is the month parallel to those ancient, world-changing days when Jesus made resurrection appearances. According to Luke’s Gospel, all three occurred before the anticipated Jewish Pentecost festival – held fifty days following Passover. This month’s blogs will focus on this period of Jesus’ life between the resurrection and ascension, and examine those three appearances in the […]

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