In the stitched-together story of Advent, we wrestle with each other’s certainties.
Living by the Word
It’s troubling to imagine the Son of man arriving with criminal intent.
The unfaithful shepherd sniffs out and stirs up fear, fragmenting communities.
Jesus’ hearers are well-acquainted with calamity and crisis.
Resurrection is where God is—across generations, across circumstances.
Jesus mourns a human existence unconcerned with the needs of the whole.
Jesus' characters aren't nuanced; they're all elbows and ankles.
Injustice comes with so many alibis and aliases.
Maybe the lepers know that Jesus likes being in the borderland.
Have you noticed God’s preference for small things?
Conversion narratives raise a question: Why does it take so much to get there?
Jesus is talking to two different audiences.
Not everything that’s lost can be found.
Jesus isn’t known for being on the winning side. His constant mantra is come and die.
Jesus and Maimonides are drinking from the same well: the book of Proverbs.