February 10, 2019.Reading time 11 minutes.
Luke 4:21-30 Dear Readers, Quick question, and please be honest. Are you hearing any prophetic words, seeing any prophetic justice-action these days that are reaching across lines of difference, welcoming the marginalized, and standing up to hate and injustice and privilege? Are you? If so, please share in the comments. And now…Luke’s version of Jesus’ […]
December 12, 2015.Reading time 8 minutes.
Malachi 3:1-3; 10 The Message [MSG] “Look! I’m sending my messenger on ahead to clear the way for me. Suddenly, out of the blue, the Leader you’ve been looking for will enter his Temple—yes, the Messenger of the Covenant, the one you’ve been waiting for. Look! He’s on his way!” A Message from the mouth […]
November 19, 2015.Reading time 11 minutes.
Mark 12:38-44 Ruth It’s important to recognize that all sacred books are grounded in a certain time and place. In the case of the Bible, it is also important to accept that the writers of the NT books and the Hebrew Scriptures were most likely all men. Women’s voices [and even their names] are not […]
December 13, 2012.Reading time 20 minutes.
Based on Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 1:68-79 The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn’t that make life a story? The words of the character Pi in Yann Martel’s novel, Life of Pi. I am moved by […]