Kelly from Hawaii offered the following response to my post from a few weeks back concerning what to do about homelessness. It was a thoughtful one that I wanted to share: Question: I know your article could not have gone deeper for lack of space and time, but I think it was a little over … Continue reading Q&A: Homelessness
What did Jesus mean when he told a Canaanite woman begging for help that the children's bread shouldn't be fed to the dogs. Who are the dogs, and who are the children? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=20873972
I try to keep myself fairly free from seeing what’s going on in the media. One problem (and maybe the only problem) with that is that we can walk innocently into mine fields without knowing it. This semester in teaching college theology courses, I met a new, higher level of antagonism against the Bible, the … Continue reading What is true Christian identity?
What really matters, and why? What doesn't really matter? These are questions to be considered in this exchange between Jesus and the Pharisees. https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=20811533
Jesus walks on the water, and heals many with even a simple touch from the hem of His garment. What can this passage teach us about Jesus' work in our lives today? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=20784851
If we knew what to do about homelessness, wouldn’t we have done it by now? I know that capable people know the history and cause of the problem; some may even have good ideas for solving, but those ideas can’t get anywhere in a Red Pyramid world. Why should anyone desperate to have happiness in … Continue reading Homelessness–What can we do?
What does the account of Herod and John the Baptist indicate about what was going on at the time? In Jesus' grief over John's death, how does Jesus lead us by His example? How does He demonstrate the great antidote for grief? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=20736485
As this chapter concludes, what is it about Jesus' teachings that is shocking to the people in the synagogue? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=20695688
How do we make sense of medical decisions from a godly perspective—which procedures should we pursue, and which shouldn’t we? The Red Pyramid world around us seems full of contrasts and contradictions until we remember the desperation to live in a body in a material world in this time only. Some people spend hundreds of … Continue reading Making medical choices
Jesus shares a triplet of parables--the treasure in the field, the pearl of great price, and the fish in nets. What point is Jesus making? Are these parables repetitious, or is there a progression in the message? https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=20641922