How Wide is the Gap?

September 25, 2022
There is a great gap between the rich and the poor. Jesus deftly portrays that gap in this parable, contrasting and accentuating the way the world is for the rich…

Judge Jesus

August 28, 2022
Jesus is not in a “religious” setting in this story. He is at a social event. He is not there as a teacher in an educational setting. He is at…
By narrating the stories of these exemplars of faith, the author of Hebrews surely means for hearers to read themselves into the journey of faith. We are to take Abraham…

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

July 24, 2022
This Sunday’s Gospel is a collection of Jesus’s sayings and parables about prayer that contains Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer. I propose that we focus upon the Lord’s Prayer…

Plays Well with Others

July 3, 2022
Jesus’s representatives are not to be paralyzed by rejection. Shake the dust from your shoes and move on (Luke 10:11). Our task is to witness, not to control the response…
Jesus is commenting on the high cost of discipleship and the fate that may await the disciples because they follow him. Let the dead bury the dead. Leave home and…
Romans 5:1–8:39 is Paul’s understanding of the life of believers. We live in an interim between Christ’s resurrection triumph and Christ’s completion of the work that has been begun in…

Eldad and Medad

June 5, 2022
A little known passage from Numbers shares about the power of the Holy Spirit given to prophets Eldad and Medad, which sheds some light on the powerful story of Pentecost.…

Indwelling

May 22, 2022
In this passage (Jesus’ farewell discourse) Jesus says that he and the Father will come and make their dwelling with those who love him and keep his word. The emphasis…

Breaking Boundaries

May 15, 2022
Today, we are reading the conclusion of the story of Peter and Cornelius which appears in the previous chapter. It’s a story that could be taken as encapsulating the grand…