The Gospel of Luke

04 St Luke the Apostle and Evangelist

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From Wikipedia

The Gospel According to Luke (Greek: Τὸ κατὰ Λουκᾶν εὐαγγέλιον, to kata Loukan euangelion), also called the Gospel of Luke, or simply Luke, is the third of the four canonical Gospels. It tells of the origins, birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.[1]

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The Activism of Jesus and the Placebo Effect by Rocket Kirchner

Jesus healing the Blind Man

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
February 24, 2017

Over the years my conversations with fellow activists that don’t believe in miracles has been an interesting one. In regards to myself and my conversion to Christ in 1974, I have spoken of my experience in this regard as being a miracle. But I do understand those who have not had this encounter to be skeptical of anything about alleged miracles. So this has been the case.

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If We Don’t Solve The Problem Of Economic Polarization, We’re Going To Go Into Another Dark Age by Michael Hudson

cancel the debt

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by Michael Hudson
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Michael Hudson
January 27, 2017

Speech to Kairos group, Union, Columbia
[Edited version for clarification, January 23, 2017]

The focus of my talk today will be Jesus’ first sermon and the long background behind it that helps explain what he was talking about and what he sought to bring about. I’ve been associated with Harvard University’s Peabody Museum for over thirty years in Babylonian economic archeology. And for more than twenty years I’ve headed a group out of Harvard, the International Scholars Conference on Ancient Near Eastern Economies (ISCANEE), writing a new economic history of the ancient Near East.

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Rev. Chris Hedges: Christmas, Charity, Anti-Empire and the Revolutionary Jesus + Transcript

JESUS COMUNIST

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Originally published Dec. 24, 2014

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 24, 2014

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Today, Pope Francis Issued the Catholic Church’s First Statement on Nonviolence—Ever by Rev. John Dear

No Violence

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by Rev. John Dear
World Beyond War
December 12, 2016

Today, Pope Francis released the annual World Day of Peace Message for January 1, 2017, called “Nonviolence—A Style of Politics for Peace.” This is the Vatican’s fiftieth World Day of Peace message, but it’s the first statement on nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—in history.

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American Christianity Versus Jesus by Rocket Kirchner

jesus of nazareth. stop the war!

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published May 12, 2015
October 26, 2016

1. American Christianity says: “It is God’s will that we prosper.”

1. Jesus says: “Woe to you who are rich.”

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John Michael Talbot: He Is Risen + Pope Francis: Use ‘Weapons of Love’ to Fight Evil of Terrorism

Risen

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Happy Easter!

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. — Mark 16:6

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Why the Christ Story is Not a Copycat of Ancient Religious Myths by Rocket Kirchner

Ladenburg ist einen Umweg wert, Mithras

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally posted March 6, 2011 and reposted June 19, 2013
March 25, 2016

Every time I hear someone say that the story of the life of Jesus of Nazareth is nothing more than recycled ideas from mystery religious cults and myths, it just reminds of me of that famous line by British playwright George Bernard Shaw, “People would rather die than think.” The standard line goes something like this, “Well, you do know that there really is nothing Jesus either said or did that is laid out in the gospels that cannot be found in the pagan mystery rites and stories of Mithras, Adonis, Attis, Dionysus, Osiris, and many many others.” To which I respond, “Oh, really?”

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Progressives That Became More Progressive After Their Conversion To Christ by Rocket Kirchner

DD stained-glass window at Our Lady of Lourdes Church NYC

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published November 21, 2009
March 18, 2016

It is one of those pesky little paradoxes in history that to the chagrin of many, shatters stereotypes, kicks ass, and takes names. Yes, you guessed it: the radical who becomes more radical after becoming a legit follower of Jesus. The names are impressive and they add up to confront any honest thinking progressive as to one hell of a challenge and begs the question: what in the world is really going on here?

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The Jewish Roots of Christianity

Gottlieb - Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur

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December 16, 2015

Day of Discovery

Judaism and Christianity: Two spiritual points of view, seemingly worlds apart, yet sharing a common city, story, and Messianic hope. Discover the rich heritage of the Christian faith, which is grounded in the same Old Testament Scriptures as Judaism, and deepen your own understanding of the Scriptures. Join us as we venture into the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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American Christianity Versus Jesus by Rocket Kirchner

jesus of nazareth. stop the war!

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
May 12, 2015

1. American Christianity says: “It is God’s will that we prosper.”

1. Jesus says: “Woe to you who are rich.”

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Dear President Obama: Easter Has Nothing To Do With War (repost)

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Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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April 04, 2010 — In his weekly address, President Obama strangely introduces a war theme into a message ostensibly about a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ…y’know, the Prince of Peace.

Mr. President, Easter has nothing to do with war. Please stop trying to make Jesus fit with your outlook on war and international relations. You just cheapen both.

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Good Friday: The Holocaust by Rocket Kirchner

Raging HOT  fire ....... but beautiful to sit by and watch

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published April 4, 2012
April 2, 2015

Had it just been another social injustice where just another man among many was cruelly put to death by just another unjust government, that would be bad enough. But since it is the Son Of God, who in perfect divine love gave his life for the entire world by becoming sin, bearing every pain mentally, physically, and spiritually, of every human being that had every lived and will ever live, it is THE Holocaust of unimaginable proportion and horror. So why do they call it Good Friday?

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New Age Christianity: The Crossless Gospel of Deception by Rocket Kirchner

by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published Nov. 16, 2010
March 15, 2015

Good Friday - Crucifixion of Jesus BW

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“Jesus is just alright with me” by the Doobie Brothers comes blaring out a car window. “I got a friend named Jesus” is heard from the song “Spirit in the sky”. Churches like Unity, Unitarian Universalism, The School of Metaphysics, and many, many others all have Jesus in their pantheon along with the other great divinities of world religions. Jesus the friend, the god, the myth. There is only one problem with this: lack of critical thinking. And if Europe is suffering from what many critics describe as “Metaphysical boredom”, then America is plagued by “Metaphysical lunacy”.

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The Promise of Messiah: What the Bible Reveals

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Merry Christmas to all

[Each part is 26 minutes long.]

SCHONGAUER

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Day of Discovery

“The Promise of Messiah in the Law of Moses.” Join three Jewish followers of Jesus as they examine biblical descriptions of Messiah to reveal how they align with the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth.

via The Promise of Messiah Part I

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