Jesus’ parables ought to alarm us, draw us short.
When I say the creeds, Pilate’s name stands as a warning back to myself.
Penny embodies the kind of love that holds onto hope amid suffering, redemption amid pain, and forgiveness amid hurt.
Foot washing expresses John’s vision of communion.
When we hear Jesus retort, “Tell that fox….,” we have to keep in mind the litany of intersections between Jesus, his followers, and the Herodian dynasty.
When the vandals took Art’s gnome, they took his joy.
Jesus enacts the very things we humans have been unable to enact on our own.
Trust and treasure, trust and treasure
The thing Peter needs is right there in front of him.
Death is inevitable for the living. It’s also a requisite for that which is yet to live.
Jesus comes to a level place to bring the kingdom of God to all those who are gathered.
As if fishing for people sounds any easier.
Can Christianity make universal claims without being exclusivist?
What’s up with Luke’s assertive Jesus?
As a homiletics professor, I would be inclined to give Jesus a passing grade, and not just because he is Jesus.