Jesus wasn't popular.
Living by the Word
I like that Jesus isn't actually what the disciples are looking for.
Each January the lectionary invites us to remember the invisible network of faith.
Why does Matthew insist on calling Jesus a king?
Luke insists that Jesus is a child of Israel.
Luke has some sense of how a baby can change everything.
I imagine Nathan waking to the word of the Lord with his heart pounding.
Like John the Baptist, progressive Christians tend to define ourselves in the negative.
In Flint, we know something about nostalgia and despair—and hope.
The Gospel reading speaks of the world ending. For some people in the pews, it is.
The criteria for separating sheep from goats do not include a confession of faith.
Some parables sound like bad jokes.
Even the wise bridesmaids have limited vision.
Poverty of spirit, like any kind of poverty, is unenviable but survivable.
"Love God, love neighbor." Sounds simple.