Tag: Humility

Acts 21:27-22:29 Fearless Integrity

Arrested and manhandled by the mob, Paul doesn’t claim the safety of his Roman citizenship right away. How easy it would have been, after...

Acts 12:20-25 Should we welcome humiliation?

Poor Herod. Back in my post on Luke 23:1-25 I reflected on Herod’s character, how he was a kind of seeker, always wanting to...

Acts 11:19-30 The Son of Encouragement

Luke likes Barnabas a lot, and for good reason. It was Barnabas who Paul went to when he returned to Jerusalem after his vision...

Acts 4:1-22 Uneducated and Ordinary Men

From the first, Luke was more than aware of the kind of egotism and vanity that can arise in communities. As he traveled with...

Acts 2:1-13 They are full of new wine

In a sense, the scoffers are right. The disciples are full of new wine. Without meaning to, they use Jesus’ own language, when he...

Luke 17:1-10 We Will Find Ourselves in Communities of Forgiveness and...

Jesus issues a duo warning in this passage. First, when you fail (and we are all bound to fail), don’t lead anyone after you...

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...

Luke 2:1-21 Divinity Entangled with Humanity

The Gospels claim, and Christians believe, that divinity is entangled with humanity.  The evangelists go even further. When Jesus talks about the Kingdom of...