To sing of Jesus Christ in Paul's terms seems strange and grandiose and a bit out of touch with the lives of ordinary people right now.
Monday lectionary email, archived here on Friday.
Is Isaiah's vision of a peaceful public square a naïve hope?
God "has put all things under his feet." This includes the NFL.
Sometimes you have to struggle to a new height, away from the crowded ground level, to gain new vision.
What does Mr. Publican do once he arrives at home?
It took me a long time to accept this about myself. Eventually I even came to like it.
Naaman's servants' question cuts and burns.
I should have known better. Grandma had nine decades under her belt of doing things her way.
Other people have the things I want, and they seem fine.
The Gospels show Jesus as prophet, teacher, and miracle worker. But most intriguingly, they depict him as a storyteller--one who could not only draw a crowd but keep it riveted.