Tag: Individual Transformation

‘To Tell the Truth’: Ambassadors of Healing Pilgrimage

One of the four foundations of the Becoming Beloved Community movement is to “Tell the Truth” about the history of churches and racism. To...

Acts 27:13-28:44 The Story Ends

Sometime during the mid-eighteenth century, a Jesuit priest in France named Jean-Pierre de Caussade wrote a book that is sometimes called Abandonment to Divine...

Acts 25:23-26:32 Sweet friendship

What, in the end, are we to make of the apostle Paul? Luke, who loves him, is not shy about telling us of Paul’s...

Acts 10:17-33 Capable of believing anything

As I said yesterday, Peter is able to go and visit Cornelius the Centurion because he’s willing to give up the purity that allows...

Acts 8:1-8 And Saul approved of their killing him

And Saul approved of their killing him. This single sentence is key to what Luke is trying to convey in Acts. People are redeemable....

Acts 5:27-42 Gamaliel’s Freedom

I’ve talked about control many times while writing this blog, and now I think it’s time to share something I was given near the...

Luke 24:13-35 Healing Memories on the Road to Emmaus

Sheila Fabricant Linn speaks of this Emmaus moment and the moment when the two disciples memories are healed: When Jesus joined the depressed disciples on...

Luke 24:1-12 The Tomb of Longing

Ten of the eleven remaining apostles don’t believe the women - only Peter does, and then only reluctantly, and with the need to verify...

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 23:26-43 The Sudden Enlightenment of St. Dismas

Now we come to the passion, and I feel tempted, like a great many Christian writers before me, to start talking about atonement theories,...