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Jesus Nicknames Simon Peter

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (vv. 13-19).

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Providing a New Service

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Jesus Walks On Water

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God” (vv. 22-33).

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Why I Will Fight the NYS Budget


It is appropriate that news of New York State’s contentious budget negotiations should be announced on Palm Sunday night.

According to the Bible, Jesus got angry enough to flip tables exactly once.

On the Monday after Palm Sunday.


New York is faced with a budget proposal that throws public school students and teachers under the bus.

Don’t be fooled by the reports of $1.4 (Cuomo) or $1.6 billion (Assembly) in school aide increases. What’s a lousy $200-million among billionaires, anyway?

Parents have been ignored.

Cuomo shows us once again that he can weasel his way past the will of the people.


Despite overwhelming opposition to Cuomo’s education reform agenda, he has convinced the other Two Amigos that the State Assembly and Senate can ignore the wishes of hundreds of thousands of families.

What would Jesus do to politicians who value money over children?

The same thing he did to the money changers 2000 years ago.

Flip some tables and wreak some havoc.


Cuomo, Pearson might be watching us. But people of conscience all over New York are prepared to do what it takes to protect our children.

This fight is not over. You aren’t going to win.

Any assemblyperson or state senator who votes to approve this budget needs to remember that voters in November will not look kindly on anyone who caters to our Governor’s misguided education policies!


Stand up to Governor Narcissist! Say NO! to more money in the moment while harming kids for generations!

Rich parents don’t send kids to schools which require teachers to be evaluated on test scores.

Neither should the kids of our neediest families!

Shame on you, Three Amigos, for bribing us with money.

All New York State students deserve a great education. That’s what New York public schools provide, despite underfunding!


Bring it on. We will remember in November!

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The Perfect Theory by Pedro G. Ferreira

Dr. Ferreira takes us through the 20th and early 21st century development of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, the perfect theory described in the title of the book.

Unlike other overviews of the latest thinking in astrophysics and related fields, this book highlights the controversies and arguments still present in this area of study.

I didn’t realize that String Theory was based on a particular approach to astrophysics, and not the only game in town. There are two basic approaches to interpreting the origins of the universe: the particle approach and the wave approach. It’s similar to the difference between seeing light as a photon and light as a series of waves.

If you would like to learn more about a particular theory of the origins of the universe, like M-Theory, then this is not the book for you. Look for something by Brian Greene instead.

But if you want to explore the messy reality that physicists just don’t know exactly what to do with the data they currently have observed, then pick up this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Acts 2

Many people say the Church started here.

Biblical Binary

A summary statement of Psalm 1: Avoid the wrong thing or pursue it. Accept the consequences.

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