I have some sympathy for Mary and Joseph.
Monday lectionary email, archived here on Friday.
Why should God get to sleep, like parents who have finished wrapping presents?
Is it hard to obey the angel's command, "Do not be afraid"?
It's a great question to ask people. But not this person.
John is set ablaze. What about all the other characters in the Gospels?
Trust your hearers. Trust the Spirit.
We need a Christ who manifests his power, not just a Pantocrator of the gaps.
Jesus has the prophet’s double horizon in view.
Remembering the (anonymous) way of the cross
Jesus acts in response to real human suffering and actual human tears.
The crowd's proximity to Jesus does not make them attentive to his priorities.
James and John don’t want power; they want a special level of intimacy with Jesus.
We are worthy, loved, and enough. But so is everyone else.
Our behavior doesn’t change the claim Jesus makes on us.
Last year I was told I needed to be on a high-sodium diet for medical reasons.