Tag: Kingdom of God

Acts 25:1-22 The primary world of the Kingdom of God

The profound anticlimax of Acts continues, with more bureaucratic jostling by Roman officials whose names begin with the letter F. As a reader, I...

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,...

Luke 19:1-27 Zacchaeus and Rahab

Location is everything in this fairly disturbing passage, and the potential for anti-semitism is rife.  So the first thing that must be said is...

Luke 2:22-52 Age and Youth

Simeon’s song is sung at night, during compline.  When I first arrived as chaplain to Kenyon College, the students were saying compline together in...

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...