Mark 16: Easter

“And he said to them, Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him” (Mark 16:6 ESV). By Stephen W. Hiemstra One of the most vivid memories I have as a young person was the experience of an […]

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Mark 15: Holy Saturday

“And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.” (Mark 15:46 ESV) By Stephen W. Hiemstra Jesus is buried on the Day of […]

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Mark 15: Good Friday

“And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God!” (Mark 15:39 ESV) By Stephen W. Hiemstra Pontius Pilate gets right to the point:  “Are you the King of the Jews?”  Jesus answers with two words–σὺ λέγεις—which means:  you […]

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Mark 14: Maundy Thursday

By Stephen W. Hiemstra “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God at the place that he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread (הַמַּצּ֛וֹת), at the Feast of Weeks (הַשָּׁבֻע֖וֹת), and at the Feast of Booths (הַסֻּכּ֑וֹת; Deuteronomy 16:16 ESV). Holy Week as we know it is […]

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Mark 11:1-11—Palm Sunday

By Stephen W. Hiemstra I beg you Lord, deliver us!  I beseech you Lord, prosper us! (Psalm 118:25 SWH)[1] Hosanna (הוֹשִׁ֨יעָ֥ה נָּ֑א):  What is in a word? Mark’s account of Palm Sunday is amazingly simple:  The disciples hunt around for a donkey;  they have a small parade; some people start shouting;  they scope out the temple […]

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Top 10 Posts on T2Pneuma.net in 2014

Post by Stephen W. Hiemstra The top ten posts on T2Pneuma.net appeal to surprising mix of audiences and represent a diverse set of topics and genres. The single, most popular topic was a survey that I took of 4 prospective cover designs for my book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality.  Demographic questions included in this […]

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T2Pneuma.net 2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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Lift Your Eyes to the Lord

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2 ESV) By Stephen W. Hiemstra Faith is a life-saver. One of the deadliest of lies is that we are alone, without hope.  We know from Christ that God […]

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