In Luke 9:51-62, the disciples continue to misunderstand what Jesus is showing them: God’s love isn’t transactional. It restores us all. satisfaction and the justice of God Proper 8C | Luke 9:51-62 Photo by Dominika Roseclay from Pexels “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” Let’s take a moment […]
The peace Jesus promises isn’t a passive thing done to us or a weapon to enforce conformity. It is the very love of God and it is already here. God brings to life the peace that is already present. Easter 6C | John 14:23-29 Photo by Anastasiya Lobanovskaya from Pexels Let’s talk about peace. I think we’re tempted to […]
In Jesus’s temptation in the wilderness, we get a picture of resistance bigger than willpower and faith. A resistance to becoming powerful at all. Resisting temptation and power with Jesus Lent 1C | Luke 4:1-13 It was a traditional practice in ancient Israel to go out into the desert for a fast, as a cleanse […]
Jesus doesn’t simply criticize the priests for their hubris, he exposes the whole system for its corruption, exploitation, and rejection of the poor. of poverty and hubris in the Temple Proper 27B | Mark 12:38-44 Less than a week after starting at my first congregation out of seminary, I went to my first clericus—a meeting of […]
To be changed. We have to change. So that we don’t fear each other. The different. The foreigner. We give up our bigotry. We change. Regardless of whether or not they do. The Incarnation Is More Radical Than We Care To Admit. Advent 2A | Isaiah 11:1-10 “A shoot shall come out from the stock […]
For how many is the condemnation of GOD the crux of the gospel? Liberation as the work of the community Proper 16C | Luke 13:10-17 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.
The division Jesus brings is not to exclude, but to illuminate. It is division which reveals who we are and what we care about. Who we care about. It reveals our inner thoughts and expectations for GOD and the world. How Jesus Alters Expectations Of Justice Proper 14C | Luke 12:49-56 The full text and […]