The politics of Jesus

Heinrich Hoffman, Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1890

Jesus believed himself to be the Son of Man, the Messiah for the Jews, and the rest of humanity. His mission crystallized out in the wilderness – fasting for forty days and going head-to-head with …

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Would Jesus unfriend them on Facebook?

Jesus is shown using a laptop

Would Jesus unfriend them on Facebook? What a silly fruitless question… maybe. Recently, I was challenged on the issue of love. I think this is good for us all to go through. It is so …

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God is going to let the wrong people in

A set of old soft teal doors are shown close up with a slide lock.

I recently attended a church convention that included a question-and-answer session with a new bishop, and during the session, an attendee stood up and asked a question about who would be welcome in the pews …

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The Sower and the land

Of all the parables of Jesus, one of the most important, interesting, and of course one of my favorites, is the Parable of the Sower. In my opinion, it should be foundational for thinking about …

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Hearts, disciples, Jesus: The Emmaus road

An image of the Judean Desert

The Bible can be both confusing and comforting, like a puzzle with hidden pieces. In one story, Jesus walks with two of his disciples who are sad because they think he’s gone forever. Even though …

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