Jesus’s parable of the laborers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) doesn’t seem fair. But that’s because we don’t want it to be. With the laborers in the vineyard, Jesus reveals the justice of mercy Proper 20A | Matthew 20:1-16 For those who have not heard this gospel story before, or hardly recognize it, you can […]
In Matthew 17 and 18, Jesus reveals the way stumbling blocks get in the way of God’s mission. Including our obsessions with rules and borders. minding the boundaries more than the mission Proper 18A | Matthew 18:15-20 A few years ago, a celebrity pastor got in trouble. He was the darling of the new reformed […]
The physical, living faith of following Jesus Proper 21B / Mark 9:38-50 We must read this in the context of Jesus teaching about the children. About the poor, the disadvantaged, the disempowered, those stripped of full humanity and equality in the world.