The Inauguration of Jesus’ Ministry: a Non-Religious Reading The gospel-writer Mark announces the inauguration of Jesus’ ministry in a few short words: the kingdom of God is at hand. While Christians have interpreted (or in many cases misinterpreted) these words religiously, a socio-cultural-economic reading is compelling. We’ll dig into this text and its implications and inspiration for […]

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Gifts That Come Wrapped in Darkness

The Gifts That Come Wrapped in Darkness This is the time of the year when, in the northern hemisphere, the creep of darkness takes more and more of the light of day away from us. We are enculturated to fear the darkness; it’s the place where the bogeymen live and where things go bump in […]

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The Exodus Speaks across the Millennia

The Exodus Speaks across the Millennia with Pastor Jim Honig About the Message: Using the recent commentary on Exodus by humanist philosopher and social commentator, Leon Kass as our springboard, we’ll take a fresh look at the iconic story of the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and its lessons for 21st century America. […]

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