The church that came before us taught us how to love worship and to care deeply for its vitality and life.
Monday lectionary email, archived here on Friday.
What heals me may harm another.
Paul is not ashamed of most parts of his background.
Paul says something really crazy here.
Jesus’ parables ought to alarm us, draw us short.
When we hear Jesus retort, “Tell that fox….,” we have to keep in mind the litany of intersections between Jesus, his followers, and the Herodian dynasty.
Jesus enacts the very things we humans have been unable to enact on our own.
Trust and treasure, trust and treasure
The thing Peter needs is right there in front of him.
Death is inevitable for the living. It’s also a requisite for that which is yet to live.
Jesus comes to a level place to bring the kingdom of God to all those who are gathered.
As if fishing for people sounds any easier.
What’s up with Luke’s assertive Jesus?
As a homiletics professor, I would be inclined to give Jesus a passing grade, and not just because he is Jesus.
I think the disciples were a bit like detectives.