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Finding God in the Middle of Nowhere: Acts 8:26-40 - Eric Barreto

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Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard and Kathryn Schifferdecker.
Article written by Eric Barreto.

Have you ever found yourself at a strange point in life and wondered how you got there? Have you looked back at the coincidences and happenstance that brought you together with others in a particular place and time? That feeling of gratitude for God’s careful direction is one of the reasons that one my favorite texts in all of Scripture is a strange little story about a lonely

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Jesus, Widows and Wealth in the Gospel of Luke

Eric Barreto, Associate Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, talks about Jesus and widows in Luke 7 and Luke 21.

"Wealth and possession in Luke isn't just about the money you have in your checking account, isn't just about the ability to buy bread every day. It's also about power, and our ability to live in this world in all its fullness," said Dr. Barreto.

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Matthew 20: God's Justice

Eric Barreto provides insight on Matthew 20 -- the parable of the landowner and the day laborers -- and what it tells us about God’s justice.

Watch this brief video to find out how different readers come to different conclusions around the same parable.

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Who Was Mary? - Eric Barreto

Watch this brief video to find out what Scripture says about Mary, mother of Jesus, at different points in her life.

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Where Did the New Testament Come From? - Eric Barreto

Eric Barreto, assistant professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, talks about the origins of the 27 books that form the New Testament.

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What Happened at Pentecost? - Eric D. Barreto

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Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard, and Matt Skinner. Article written by Eric Barreto.

Pieter Breugel, Tower of Babel (1563)

Wouldn’t life be easier if we were all the same? If we all spoke the same language, wouldn’t we avoid so many of the conflicts and rifts that destroy our relationships? If we all shared a common culture, wouldn’t we all be much better off?

Where We’ve Gone Astray

Too often, Christians have hoped for a time when our differences would cease, when in Christ we would all

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Where is the Kingdom of God? - Eric D. Barreto

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Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Kathryn Schifferdecker and Lois Malcolm.
Article written by Eric D. Barreto.

Jesus' first words in the Gospel of Mark do not appear until the 15th verse of the first chapter, and what he says is a definitive statement of what his mission is all about. At the same time, his first words are a bit enigmatic. Once we start thinking about he says, his mission statement may be not as clear as we would like.

Emerging from his baptism by John in the Jordan and his temptation

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Which Gospel Is True? - Eric Barreto

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When did Jesus drive out the money changers from the temple? In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus cleanses the temple near the end of his life. In John, Jesus does so in the earliest days of his ministry.

What were Jesus’ last words?

  • According to Mark and Matthew, Jesus cries out in pain and isolation: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
  • According to Luke, Jesus’ life ends with words of forgiveness for his persecutors (“Father, forgive them; for they do not

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