A Sermon on Purity and Defilement: Mark 7: 24-30


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REGULATION 30: ACTION TO PREVENT FUTURE DEATHS

To follow the gospels well, there are always basic questions to ask.  Where is this event taking place, and does that matter?  Who is watching? Who is Jesus speaking to, touching or even healing? Who is opposing all this, and finding it offensive or difficult? And, what is the point?

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Feeding the Five Thousand


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Some years ago, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Louvain took an interest in how people feasted and celebrated. As part of his research, he asked one of his students to write a thesis on the following subject: ‘How do children, aged 9-11 years, experience the phenomenon of feast?’. The student approached the subject in various ways, and one of these consisted of showing a controlled group of 100 children three different drawings of a birthday feast.

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