It's inevitable that the story of Jesus healing in Capernaum won't end well.
Living by the Word
John 3:16 is about crisis, but not the crisis of God brooding in heaven waiting on us to make a choice.
Jesus has gone underground. That's the setting of our Gospel reading this Pentecost.
Christian theology is a love story.
The church organizes its life in the wake of absence.
Sometimes the life of abundant love is lonely.
We are divided. We do not abide each other well.
The "jobsworth" and the good shepherd.
Our risen savior has taste buds and a digestive tract.
When Jesus walks into the locked room, the first thing he offers is peace.
On Easter Sunday, we want to feel triumphant. Instead we get Mark 16.
Who were the people who watched Jesus' crucifixion?
When I was a youth pastor, I was familiar with John 13—but the idea of footwashing freaked me out.
Humility isn't a stunt for Jesus—it's a condition of his life.
In the hours before the Passion, the Jesus who was hidden becomes revealed.