Sometimes Jesus’ words shock me because they are so offensive to my own culture. Jesus has a lot to say to us today. His words still indict and call us to a new, counter-cultural way of living. These statements are a powerful reminder that Jesus, fully God and fully man, could have easily conquered the world.…… Continue reading Jesus, the Counter-Culture Rebel with a Cause
Did you know that The Way wasn’t the only Jewish cult in Jerusalem in the first century? Visit a Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and you’ll learn all about the strict rules and discipline of the Qumran community. While they didn’t have a Messiah figure, they were disciples of a teacher. Who had his own beatitudes…… Continue reading The Apostles Stayed in the Neighborhood
In the cold dark morning of my day my soul cries for new days, new songs, new delights. I wonder where the dreamers are dreaming this morning. My heart weeps in disdain for a time and place lost. It lives in my sleep; it dies in my schedule. Such a place feels real but the…… Continue reading When Dreamer, When?