The traditions that shape this season are likely to be different this year. But maybe we can use the change to enter into a present-tense Advent. As Advent invites us to keep watch for God, we are invited this year to look for Christ in unexpected places with hope-filled eyes. … More A Present Tense Advent: Anticipating God in the Here and Now
The parable of the three stewards is meant to teach a struggling Christian community how to live out their discipleship. It is about what each one of us is prepared to risk for the sake of Gospel. … More What are you prepared to risk?
“[This book] is a look at Jesus, as he appears in the Gospels through the lens of my education, experience, prayer, and most recently a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. And through the lens of faith.” … More BOOK REVIEW – Jesus: A Pilgrimage
Jesus sets up the story, and he prepares us for the punchline; but, instead of delivering, Jesus ends the story by asking a question to the listeners, the chief priests and Pharisees. It is the listeners who offer the end of the story. Or, at least, that is what it seems. … More Parable without an End
God as authored our lives and has authorized each of us to go into the vineyard. That means that each one of us has authority – a unique authority given to us by God to be exercised on behalf of the world. … More Are you going into the vineyard?
“Who do you say that I am?” Who has he been in your past? Who is Jesus now? Who do you hope Jesus will be in your future? These are questions to ponder for a lifetime. What religious language have you inherited and what traditions have been passed down? What “truths” and assumptions are we clinging to simply because they’re familiar and safe? Are we afraid to live the question because it might change us?
Peter, I think, ultimately understands that Jesus is just as powerfully present in the questions as in the answer. To love what is unsolved is not to deny Jesus his Lordship. It is to allow Jesus to enter more deeply into your heart than any impersonal claim about him will ever do. Jesus Invites us today to live the question, and he asks it over and over again to each one of us, every day, in love. … More Live the Question