He said, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ but do not do what I say?” Maybe...Read More
The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power. The path of Christ, the political commitment to – truth, – servanthood, – proclamation, and – suffering love, is despite appearances, the channel of the...Read More
Jesus did NOT tell his oppressed hearers not to resist evil. That would have been absurd. His entire ministry is utterly at odds with such a preposterous idea. – Walter Wink I. THE PROBLEM: Jesus said to “turn the...Read More
Words of Jesus, who is called “Christ.” It is from his title that we derive the word “Christian” (from Matthew 25:34-46) “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are...Read More
John Howard Yoder vigorously believes that Jesus’ teaching was very practical and very this-worldly. The spiritual, metaphysical, theological, religious meaning of his life and teaching – in Jesus’ mind and in...Read More
Jordan Zakarin wrote a good spoof news article entitled Jesus Demures on Obama VP Talk. Obama is pretty attractive to a lot of Americans as a possible national leader, so… “[Jesus is] concerned with a number of...Read More
Does this count as a Christmas thought? I’m going to quote John Ruskin again, from his 4 essays titled as a group “Unto This Last.” He is talking about the great value of justice. The mistake of the best men...Read More
Jesus’ prayer in John 17 is unusual – for it’s length and for its “flavor.” It is relatively long. Actually, it’s short by the standards of some preachers, but it’s long by New Testament...Read More
My wife heard on the radio the other day that resistance to Bush is clearly “Satanic.” “Christian” radio is promoting some strange ideas, but this is one in particular to be very wary of. We do need to...Read More
[The pictures are missing. Temporarily I hope.] The pictures in the upper corners of this site of the Lamb and the Dove are significant to me because they refer my mind and heart to what are to me very fundamental theological...Read More
Here’s our hands-down all-time favorite Christmas poem, with our paraphrase following. Little Baby Thing They all were looking for a king to slay their foes and lift them high. Thou cam’st a little baby thing that...Read More
Words of Jesus, who is called “Christ.” It is from his title that we derive the word “Christian” (from Matthew 25:34-46) These are precisely the “kinds of people” we instinctively turn away...Read More
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