Tag: Transformation and Conventionality

Luke 10:34-48 The Third Retelling

We have now reached the third retelling of Jesus’ story in Acts, and in some ways it’s just as dangerous as the second retelling....

Acts 10:1-16 Shocking Visions and the Temple

Cornelius is praying at 3:00 in the afternoon, which is the time of the temple sacrifice far away in Jerusalem. But divine presence doesn’t...

Luke 8:1-25 Being the Good Soil

The Parable of the Sower is the first parable in Luke’s Gospel, and includes a handy teaching on the very nature of parables and...

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....