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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Reverend Laurie's Blog

February 26, 2018



Based on real events in Hudson County, Elia Kazan’s cinema masterpiece On the Waterfront is about a mob boss who runs the waterfront with kickbacks and threats of free swimming lessons in the Hudson with a pair of cement shoes for anyone who stands in his way.  Early...

February 17, 2018

Just after his baptism and before his ministry begins, Jesus spends forty days in the wilderness being tempted by Satan.  Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospel elaborate on how Satan tempts Jesus when he is famished and Mark’s Gospel only says.  “….he was in the wilder...

February 9, 2018

And Mano′ah said to the angel of the Lord, “What is your name, so that, when your words come true, we may honor you?”  And the angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?”  -  Judges 13:17-18

There a...

February 5, 2018

There’s a bronze statue of John the Baptist by Rodin in one of the hallways of the Philadelphia Art Museum that mesmerized my little brother as a child. By instinct he reached out to touch it. He was so entranced he didn’t hear the words “Step back” when the security g...

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