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Episode 308: The Name--and Naming--of Jesus

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In 21st century American culture, almost everyone has heard the name "Jesus."  And most probably have some clue about the person being referenced by that name--even though it would more likely have been pronounced something more like "Yeshua" and been more closely associated with the biblical figure we remember as "Joshua" from the Hebrew Scriptures.  But what does the name of Jesus mean, and why is it important enough that apparently angels directed Mary and Joseph to give it to their baby?  What does the name say about Jesus--and what does it say about God?  And what are we supposed to do with the other figures in the New Testament named "Jesus" as well [because there are several].  As the church marks the naming of Jesus eight days after Christmas on January 1 every year, this is a good moment to explore the significance of Jesus' name and what it means for our lives today.  So join pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve here for a new episode in a new year, here at Crazy Faith Talk.

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