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…
This passage shows Jesus’ sorrow over Jerusalem and the stranglehold of organized religion. Christ takes ridicule and threats for what they are; subordinate and in service to the purposes of…
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…

The Tale of Two Testaments

February 27, 2022
Luke is the only Gospel attempting to tell us the substance of the Transfiguration conversation, saying that Moses and Elijah “were speaking of his departure, which he was about to…

Pursuit of Happiness

February 13, 2022
What is happiness? In today’s world, happiness is consumer-driven and circumstantial. The accumulation of “stuff largely determines it.” The car we drive, the house we live in, the clothes we…

The Core of Our Faith

February 6, 2022
Note that in Paul’s rendition of the “gospel of God” as he called it, we are told more about who Christ is than what he says or does. Paul cites…

The Way of Love

January 30, 2022
Love is the mark of a Christian. But what is love? Love can mean a multitude of things in today’s world. In His letter to the church in Corinth, Paul…