The Problem with the Lectionary No One is Talking About

A friend of mine, years ago told me, “We always go to a liturgical worship service when we travel because regardless of anything else in the service, we can at least know that we will hear readings from the Bible.”  My friend offered sage advice, and yet I have a serious problem with the Christian […]

Present Pain and the Promise of Healing

In the last week as I have watched and prayed and cried regarding things in Israel, I could not help but think of John’s closing vision in Revelation. Here are two sections of that vision:  “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride […]

Can A Gentile Be Saved?

As Jews and Christians both wrestle how to fit Jewish Believers in a convenient box, it becomes evident that we have forgotten the central question of the New Testament, Can a Gentile be saved? And if so, how? This was question was on the mind of Jesus’ Disciples as the Messiah spoke to a woman […]