Tag: Kingdom

Palms, Crowds, and Crosses

Palm Sunday is about a different vision for the world, marked by justice, compassion, and peace, instead of injustice, oppression, and violence. Holy Week begins by asking us to choose which world we will live in.

It’s Not Our Story: Why Living in an Empire Skews Our Experience of the Bible

One of the things I love most about the Bible is that after almost thirty-eight years it continues to surprise me.

Famous Last Words: Welcome To Paradise

For the first word, click here. Luke 23v39-43, CEB One of the criminals hanging next to Jesus insulted him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” Responding, the other criminal spoke harshly to him, “Don’t you fear God, seeing that you’ve also been sentenced…

Why do religious types [like me] have so much trouble with Jesus?

One of the things that people often point out in the Jesus story is the way the religious elites of Jesus’ day responded to him–to his teaching, his healings, his message about God’s Kingdom. Their continual posture toward Jesus and what he was doing…

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