The political Jesus

Jesus’ own message was incendiary. It’s worth hearing the words again: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news” (Mark 1:15). Jesus was relativizing the authority of all human government: the power of the Herodian dynasty in Galilee, the Roman governor in […]

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Touching the leper

We have struggles with how to “be the church” in western Christianity. Do we invite people to come in? Do we just plunge ourselves “out there”? How much do we get “involved” in other peoples’ lives? 

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