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…

A Most Demanding Job

May 1, 2022
John gives us a story of a dark night of fishing failure that is interrupted, transformed by Jesus into a story of great abundance. When the disciples dare to do…

Bodily, Tangible Proof

April 24, 2022
John tells us about Thomas’ reluctance to believe his fellow disciples. It’s rather amazing that though Thomas and his fellow disciples have doubts, confusion, and fear, it is to them—in…

The Empty Tomb

April 17, 2022
The tomb is empty. The resurrection of Jesus makes the gospel story not merely a great experience to read but a life-changing power. Apart from the resurrection, Jesus was just…
This is the passage where Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with costly perfume. Christ praises the costly gift as Mary lavishly pours out the best she has for the One who…
The story of the Prodigal Son teaches us about loss and belonging. Christ loves younger brothers and sisters, wayward souls, people who mess up regularly and royally. He pleads with…
Here, Jesus is teaching (through a strange passage about Pilate, pillars, and figs) the essential nature of repentance. Christ offers a life of flourishing and fruitfulness, an honest life, a…
This passage tells of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. Christ’s time of testing in the wilderness forged his resolve as both human and divine, a testing that we experience and…