Angry Lesson

Angry Lesson

Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are...
People of the Person

People of the Person

Recently I was reminded at a talk that the heart of the Christian faith is not a book. It is a person — Jesus. The context of the comment was our continuing (and necessary) attempts to build bridges with our Muslim friends. It is so tempting to draw the following...
God on a Donkey

God on a Donkey

If He had wanted to, He could have had a legion of angels as His outriders (Matthew 26:43). Instead He showed up for His most important appointment on a donkey (Matthew 21:1-11). What stunt was He pulling? The book of Kingly etiquette was specific. Kings made their...
Just Who Are You Anyway?

Just Who Are You Anyway?

I was resting at home, recovering from a viral infection of the inner ear (read: vertigo, vomiting, yucky). I was feeling better and so I caught some TV. There was a rerun of an episode of the Outer Limits (sci-fi series). The story focused on a mysterious man who had...