Sometimes we need a good old-fashioned swig of bracing disillusionment.
Living by the Word
By middle-class American standards, the widow's decision is questionable.
What does it mean that Jesus weeps, when he knows Lazarus will be raised from the dead?
Why does the crowd demand that Bartimaeus be silent?
Bumbling along in the footsteps of Melchizedek
What if Jesus is talking about humility rather than possessions?
Is there any good news in Jesus' teaching on divorce?
Jesus is pretty clear: we should mind our own spiritual business.
Perhaps the disciples have been captivated by the kind of power embodied by Augustus and Herod.
Jesus' lesson in large-hearted theology