September 30, 2020

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Reconsider Jesus – An update from behind the scenes

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents An update from behind the scenes If you had read yesterday’s post you would have read the rather sad news that, like all good things, Internet Monk […]

Christians in Politics

I was working on my next post in the Reconsider Jesus book series, but I didn’t feel it was ready for prime time. So, instead I wanted to ask you a question or series of questions about what you think about Christians in Politics. It is something that I have been thinking about a lot […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Response (Mark 1:14-15)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Response 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Message of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14-15)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Message of the Kingdom 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” […]

Sometimes I bite off a bit more than I can chew!

Have you had a Covid-19 project? Like many others, my project has been my back yard. Last year I had a unused corner of my yard that was in some significant shadow, so I planted some Hostas. Just two little beds, tucked away in the corner. This year I looked at those beds and said […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Temptation (Mark 1:12-13)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Temptation 12 Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness. 13 And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; […]

Covid-19 – Understanding R

I was thinking about this so much yesterday, that I knew I had to write it up for today’s post. (We will return in Michael Spencer’s book – Reconsider Jesus – on Friday.) This graph in a nutshell is what the experience of my home province of Ontario has been with Covid-19. You can click […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Baptism (Mark 1:9-11)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Baptism 9 About that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 10 As soon as Jesus came out […]

Reconsider Jesus – From Nazareth (Mark 1:9a)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents From Nazareth About that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee… Mark 1:9a – C.E.V. We leave the interaction between Jesus and John the Baptist for a […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Forerunner (Mark 1:4-8)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Forerunner 4 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented […]