Do not let your hearts be troubled.

The passage to the right is a portion of the Gospel reading for today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A, Revised Common Lectionary). The first thing that comes to my mind whenever I hear this passage is my Uncle Freddy. When the new versions (NIV, RSV, etc.) came out he insisted on the KJV for […]

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Resources For Those In Grief

Elizabeth has compiled a list of resources for those who are grieving and those who want to aid those who grieve. It can be found at MackBrady.com/Resources. Please feel free to add your own suggestions or questions.


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The Keeper is a Lonely Position

The goalkeeper has a thankless position. Sure, occasionally, spectacularly they are the hero, stopping unlikely shots. Zac Macmath has stopped 3 PKs in the last two weeks. But then…. A forward can miss dozens of time, but “at least he is putting it on goal.” In their game this week, Arsenal had 7 shots, 4 […]


New Book: A Jewish Targum in a Christian World

Dineke Houtman sent me word of this new and intriguing book. It’s Brill so save up your shekelim. A Jewish Targum in a Christian World ISBN: 9789004267817 What is the use of a Targum in a cultural setting where Aramaic is not a common language anymore? And why would Christians be interested in a typically Jewish […]

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Disgraceful Desecration Of Boalsburg Cemetery

Our son Mack is buried in this beautiful and historic cemetery. Many of the graves go back to the 18th century and is concerned by many to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. (The picture of the “three widows” commemorates that original, impromptu Civil War remembrance.) We chose this cemetery because on one side of it are soccer […]


Another take on atonement

I am sure many of my readers are familiar with Jesus and Mo. This is a comic by one or more atheists lampooning Jesus/Christianity and Muhammed/Islam. I don’t agree, obviously, with the sentiment of the cartoon, but given the recent discussion I thought it worth saying. And it wouldn’t been “everyone a goat” it would […]

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Was the Passover sacrifice an atoning sacrifice? 15

No. This came up today due to a recent series on Christianity Today’s site. The series has good intentions. “Christ is our Passover Lamb” is a series of entries organized by Ed Stetzer. Part 8 was “The Atonement and the Passover: Exodus 12 by Matt Capps.” UPDATE: It appears that CT removed my comment from […]


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My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? 5

I have debated for more than a year whether I should share my thoughts on Psalm 22 with you. They feel selfish, even when I know they are not. This past week my good friend Dr. Rick Wright shared his reflection on Psalm 22, the first of the “last seven words of Christ,” and I […]