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“… and His own did not receive Him”

“… and His own did not receive Him”

 This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series His own did not receive HimTwitter puts a small blue tick next to those with verified accounts, proving that a celebrity or brand stands behind the messages being fed to the wider public. The blue badge is a seal of approval…

Words that lead

Words that lead

 This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series His own did not receive HimIt is said that we live in the “information age” – one characterised by an ever-increasing bombardment with data. We are apparently exposed to the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data per day – a 200-fold increase in…

Words that illuminate – and blind

Words that illuminate – and blind

 This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series His own did not receive HimGrowing up, my parents had a display case with all of the sporting achievements that had been accomplished by me and my brothers. Being considerably more bookish than the rest of them, I don’t remember…

Words that expose

Words that expose

 This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him“You can’t handle the truth!” (Aaron Sorkin, A Few Good Men) The 1992 film “A Few Good Men” has been outstripped in popularity by its more famous “one-liner” spoken by Colonel Nathan R. Jessup. Even…

Skipping bits of the Bible?

Skipping bits of the Bible?

 This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him “Let  him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” It’s a famous line – perhaps one of the most famous verses in the Bible. And yet as…

Words that get ignored

Words that get ignored

 This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series His own did not receive HimThe internet is littered with examples of miscarriages of justice. A Wikipedia article exists listing more miscarriages of justice than I had time to count, including remarkable tales of individuals even being convicted for the…

Words that work – a new Exodus generation

Words that work – a new Exodus generation

 This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series His own did not receive HimEat your heart out, Ridley Scott. The Exodus has already been recreated, only it was done for a real, and it was far more important. As we’ve seen over the last two blog posts, Jesus…

Words that work – a new Exodus Rescuer

Words that work – a new Exodus Rescuer

 This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series His own did not receive HimIf the last blog post seemed a bit like an English comprehension exercise, it was only to ensure that we see the scale of what Jesus was claiming during that Passover miracle 2000 years ago.…

Words that work – doing “Exodus” again

Words that work – doing “Exodus” again

 This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series His own did not receive HimI notice that the film “Exodus: Gods and Men” is out soon. Re-creating the extraordinary scale of the Exodus accounts is something the film makers of former generations could only dream of. But imagine trying…

Words that bear the weight of cross-examination

Words that bear the weight of cross-examination

 This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series His own did not receive Him

 This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series His own did not receive HimI’ve got a friend who has an extraordinary memory and finds himself in the weirdest situations, which makes it hard to ignore wild claims he makes. But nine times out of ten, when his comments…