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Acts 28:11-31

Today’s Reading is Acts 28:11-31.

Paul got mixed reactions teaching the Jewish authorities in Rome. His reaction? – He was pissed. And Paul concluded: “You are to know, then, that God’s message of salvation has been sent to the Gentiles. They will listen!”
Duh! If you were a minority of only 10% of the population you depend on the coherence of your religious/ethnic group. Yes, the broad majority of people, at least being secure about their cultural identity is much more receptive for different religious influence.

Explore the meeting of two ancient cultures, Roman and Jewish, in this walk of Rome’s ghetto.

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Potato Pancakes


Reibekuchen American style, super easy and yummy with applesauce

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Acts 27:39-28:10

Today’s Reading is Acts 27:39-28:10.

This is another milestone of early church history: Publius’ conversion led to Malta being the first Christian nation in the West. Here is how the orthodox history of Malta is told. That is a pretty place.

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Sermon Podcast: Reality Check, Part II

Listen to a sermon by the Rev. Daniel Haas titled “Reality Check, Part II” based on Matthew 4:23-5:12. It was delivered at Provo Community United Church of Christ on January 30th 2011. Also you might want to check out Part I.

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Acts 27:13-38

Today’s Reading is Acts 27:13-38. It is one of those great stories of men of God managing a voyage on the water.

Paul stands in the tradition of even greater people:
Noah and his Ark and Jesus calming the storm come to mind.

They all make a point: You are not alone – God has your back!