All posts tagged: South Africa

To Forgive and to Fight

  This past weekend, my family and I went to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center here in Cincinnati.  It is a powerful exploration of the cost of freeing and the cost of freedom.  It goes into the past but also looks at the present […]

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Imago Scriptura 57 – One

In yesterday’s reading from John 17, we have one of what feels like the most impassioned prayers that Jesus prays. The whole of chapter 17 is Jesus praying for his disciples and specifically for unity in verses 20 and following. While Jesus was praying specifically […]

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Imago Gospels – 45 – No Moderation

Luke 6 In the weeks leading up to our trip to South Africa, we read about the horrific attacks that took place in Johannesburg and in Durban toward foreigners. They were referred to as xenophobic attacks as they were attributed to frustration and anger lashing […]

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Imago Gospels – 39 – Sticks

Mark 16 Resurrection…life coming from death. I come to the end of the Gospel of Mark and essentially the end of our trip to South Africa. It was not planned exactly for this reason, but we ended our last full day in this beautiful country […]

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Imago Gospels – 38 – Death

Mark 15 There’s nothing pretty about Mark 15. We can try to dress it up, try to avoid the reality of what is described, but this is a dark chapter in the Gospel. We have Jesus being unjustly condemned, beaten and whipped, and crucified before […]

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Imago Gospels – 35 – Life

Mark 12 I loved the line in this chapter from Jesus about “He is God not of the dead, but of the living.” I read that this morning and it stayed with me throughout the day as we were driven from Johannesburg to Kruger National […]

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Imago Gospels – 30 – Dung

Mark 7 I’ve spent more time in the last few days having serious conversations about dung/poop/etc than I have had in a long time (probably since the health charts we had to fill out for our kids after they got home from being in the […]

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