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August 2009 News Archive:

Why is God So Mysterious?

Published by Peter Mains on August 29, 2009 at 10:21 PM

This "Calvin and Hobbes" asks one of the great questions. As atheist Bertrand Russel asked of God, "why didn't You give us more evidence?" Jesus tells us that He came to draw all people to Himself (John 12:32). So, for instance, why doesn't He go liv ... (read more)

The Gospel of John, Chapter 13 (Washing of Feet)

Published by Peter Mains on August 24, 2009 at 07:26 PM

The 13th chapter of John begins the story of the Last Supper. The Eucharist has already been covered in the Bread of Life Discourse (John 6), so John instead focuses on other aspects of this event. After the meal, Christ washes the feet of the discip ... (read more)

Gospel of John, Chapter 12 (Palm Sunday)

Published by Peter Mains on August 19, 2009 at 03:35 PM

John 12 marks the beginning of Holy Week, which is the fulfillment of Christ's earthly ministry. Christ's mission is one of conflict. He dies to give us life. He is a light in a dark world. Everyone wants to bask in His light -- share in His glory -- ... (read more)

Gospel of John, Chapter 11 (Raising of Lazarus)

Published by Peter Mains on August 04, 2009 at 08:34 PM

In chapter 11 of John's Gospel we see the Father in Christ and Christ in Lazarus. The Father loves his Son, and Jesus clearly loves Lazarus. When He heard that Lazarus had died, "Jesus wept." (John 11:35) The closeness of the Father to the Son is muc ... (read more)

Health Care Should Reflect Our Dignity

Published by Peter Mains on August 01, 2009 at 01:03 PM

The health care debate has become a farce. As the various proposals for reform have taken shape, a backlash has swelled. Democrats are retreating into a familiar pattern of denial and condescension. And all of the proposals worthy of consideration ar ... (read more)


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