Luke 23:44-56 Ego Death?

So what does Jesus accomplish on the cross? According to Adyashanti, a writer whom I’ve mentioned before on this blog, the cross is the...

Luke 17:11-37 Apocalyptic Being

When I was in seminary, someone asked why we couldn’t simply get rid of those parts of the Bible that don’t make any sense...

Luke 1:57-80 Joy, Community, and Wilderness

When Elizabeth gives birth to John, her neighbors and relatives gather around in joy.  This is the second gang of people we’ve seen in...

Luke 11:14-54 An Empty House Swept and Put in Order

I went to visit a woman who had been found on a park bench and brought to our shelter by the police. A shelter...

Luke 14:25-35 Asking for Terms of Peace

I am not a disciple of Jesus. I have not given up family, and home, and possessions, for his sake. It is important to...

Acts 8:9-25 Simon Magus

Simon of Samaria, known to the Christian tradition as Simon Magus, is one of those rare characters in scripture who have a particular sin...

Luke 16:1-18 Eternal Habitations

I was sitting with other clergy in a Bible Study, and we were arguing about this passage.  After awhile I became indifferent to the...

Luke 10:1-20 Responding to Beauty and Mystery

First, let me introduce you to Andrew Hudgins’ poem, “Two Strangers Enter Sodom.” Two Strangers Enter Sodom by Andrew Hudgins Those who’d seen them told the others, and...

Luke 22:47-71 The Mind of the Martyr

I wonder if Jesus was really afraid, and if he really suffered.  I know that there’s some danger in saying this, because we take...

Acts 4:23-41 The Community Threatened

No sooner has the community of the first church come together than it is threatened and afraid. All these early Christians really want to...