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.
"Have you understood all this?" They said yes. God must still be laughing.
One is not born a Christian; one becomes a Christian. This reminds me of my three-year-old friend Grace.
A mother and child wander in the unknown—that place where fears overtake us.
In my youth I thought: God asked what of Abraham? Is this the God who I am supposed to worship?
As Abram's heirs, we must know that our lives are not so much about choosing as they are about being called.
Compared to cosmologists, theologians have the advantage—and disadvantage—of revelation.
The baptism of Jesus is Mark's Christmas story.
Reading the call of Samuel, one wonders why the lectionary confronts us with such a dread epiphany.