Michael Fick is pastor of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Chicago.
A few reflections on this reading from Romans
A few reflections on this passage from Matthew
Is the Joseph story just an old unsophisticated morality trope?
Small graces can give us hope—even in the pit.
If anyone can wax poetic about the power of a clean slate, it's Paul. In his mystical meanderings on the human body's relationship to the body of Christ, he doesn't ground his hope in the things that humans do (or don't do) in response to tradition, social pressure, or threats. He grounds it in the inclusive finality of Jesus Christ himself.
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