Tag: Transformation of the World

Luke 20:1-47 Beware the Scribes

As Jesus teaches in the temple, many of Luke’s themes of power and control, and the way that these things contrast with the dream...

Luke 19:28-48 Oppression and Transformation

There’s a very real way in which Jesus’ actions as he enters Jerusalem are political theater.  He stages an entrance that is very similar...

Luke 3:1-20 Everything We Know About Power, Undone

Gardner Taylor, the great preacher and Civil Rights leader, began a sermon on Luke’s third chapter by slowly reading the names and titles of...

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 1:1-56 Suddenly the Spirit is Talking to Everybody

The Holy Spirit pours into the beginning of Luke’s Gospel, embodied by angels and the singing, leaping responses that human beings make to them....