Jesus asks us to consider how wealth keeps us disconnected from others and limits our empathy, how it causes us to turn in on ourselves and overlook the plight of our neighbor. What Jesus is calling for is a re-orientation that will be difficult and painful to endure. … More Monopoly, Wealth, and the Corrosion of Our Humanity
Called out on his closed-mindedness and challenged to reconsider his purpose, Jesus is persuaded to adopt a bigger vision for mission that embraces outsiders, strangers, and even enemies. … More Be Opened
When we are so certain we know how God works, we miss what God’s actually up to right before our eyes. We need God to break us out of our tired old ways of thinking and seeing. … More Do You See What God’s Up To?
Isn’t there at least a possibility that, by some mysterious, divine power, the extraordinary infuses the ordinary and makes a new reality possible? … More The Extraordinary within the Ordinary
This interaction between Jesus and the woman was a moment of intimacy between two people who were socially very different from one another. The result of their boundary-crossing interaction was healing, wholeness, and grace. … More Boundary-Crossing Healer