Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine reminds us, was a Jew.
In a comic reversal, says Terry Eagleton, the death of God incarnate reveals a fragile social order.
What does hope look like in the face of racism?
Isaiah 50:4-9a (Psalm 70); Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32
Isaiah 50:4-9a (Psalm 31:9-16); Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66
I didn't start my day thinking about gang killings. But then a man showed up and asked about a funeral for his nephew—on Palm Sunday.
Three times a year, a worship service ends and I go back to the vesting room to change—and I feel as though I'm walking into a time warp.
As I came to the first student and his family, kneeling with outstretched hands, suddenly someone took out a phone and snapped a picture.