Jesus offers a stick in his listeners' eye.
When I was a kid growing up in the Willamette Valley, local teenagers and migrant laborers would go out together into the strawberry fields to help with the harvest. This parable, with its setting in the vineyard, describes the emotions of us workers—we wanted a fair wage for a fair day’s work.
Matthew's story is terrible news. It is also the truth that will make us free.
Jesus knew forgiveness would always need special emphasis.
How do the blessed feel when they think of the damned?
The Hebrew midwives were poised to receive the future that God had promised.
The first covenant holds forever.
Fear rules the emotions of Joseph’s brothers and strikes the hearts of Jesus’ disciples.
Talking about family conflict is risky for pastors.