Tag: Identity

Acts 23:12-35 Playing with status

I don’t know why I'm finding the ending of Acts so anticlimactic. Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading it through a contemplative lens, and...

Acts 13:13-52 Spoken from the Bridge

By my count, this is the fourth big retelling of the scriptural narrative in the Acts of the Apostles. First, Peter retold the story...

Acts 7:1-60 The Second Retelling

The first retelling of the story of Jesus and the disciples took place on the day of Pentecost, and Peter was the storyteller. This...

Luke 14:1-24 The Death of Identity

We have talked about how the Christian response to fear and to the loss of political and social power is present-mindedness, superrational hope, and...

Luke 9:28-62 The Transfiguration

When Jesus comes down the mountain, he is not meek and mild.  He seems to chastise a parent whose son is possessed. He rebukes...