by Bil Aulenbach

Gospel of Mark

The Broken Record

Certain basic ideas are grounded in fact but become mired in fiction. Sometimes I feel like a broken record. I tell people a fact, but it just doesn’t register.

Here are some examples:

  1. My most frequently stated fact is this: Jesus was born a Jew, lived the life of a committed Jew, and died a Jew.
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Jesus and Fig Trees

Did you ever read something in the Bible and wonder what you just read? So, you read it again. It still makes no sense. You try again. Nothing.

Here’s an example from Matthew 21:18–19. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem and was hungry. He saw a fig tree, but he went to it, he found no fruit, only leaves.… Read more >