For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (1 Cor. 2:2)Continue reading “When does the cross of Christ matter?”
I am re-reading Eugene Peterson’s As Kingfishers Catch Fire. He helps me to reimagine the work of preaching. He reminds me that we have done a fine job of taking apart a text historically, grammatically, and textually. We’ve also done a poor job learning from the text.Continue reading “We seem to like having enemies”
How simple can it get? In Luke 10 a lawyer asks Jesus a question. Okay, check that. When the lawyer is the one asking the question, it’s never simple.
But here is the issue: a simple question was asked. A simple answer was given.Continue reading “We seek to justify ourselves”
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:7-8)Continue reading “Living out the most vital part of the Kingdom of God”
THIS is how we should live in true power if we are followers of Christ:Continue reading “The Kingdom like no other”
Luke takes a different approach to the “Beatitudes” from Matthew. I continue to meditate on those differences.Continue reading “The “upside down” Kingdom”
In Mark 10:17-22 we have the story of the rich young man coming to Jesus and asking what he needs to do to inherit eternal life. He finds out that it is more than checking off a pretty good list. Continue reading “Jesus knows what holds us back”