Tag: Leadership

Acts 27:1-12 He allowed him to go to his friends and...

I wonder what Luke has been doing the entire time that Paul has been in prison. Obviously, he’s been nearby, waiting to accompany Paul...

Acts 17:1-9 The Synagogue at Thessalonica

Three things immediately stand out to me about the community that gathers in the synagogue in Thessalonica. The first is that they’re open to...

Acts 16:1-15 Lydia and the Holy Spirit

A friend recently asked me whether the Holy Spirit worked through nudges and intuition. I was quick to point out the moments when the...

Acts 14:21-28 They appointed elders and entrusted them to the Lord

Paul and Barnabas are not going to stay and live in the communities that they have founded, communities that are already under siege in...

Acts 13:1-12 The Hierophant

Mary Pierce Brosmer, in her book Women Writing for (a) Change, which describes the movement she started and continues to belong to, tells the...

Acts 6:1-7 The First Order of Ministry

Already there were two social identities at odd with each other within the community of the disciples, those who identify as Hebrews and those...

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 3:1-26 Charismatic Leadership

There should be a word - one of those big, pretentious German words - for that joyous moment when you realize that you’re one...