The text itself is misplaced like the woman whose story it tells. In all likelihood, the text does not belong to the Gospel of John at all. In some manuscripts of the NT, it is missing; in others, it is …
Here, again, is a story about Jesus receiving those other people would either control or avoid. But that is who our God is, the one who welcomes others from the other side.
An old Gaither hymn from my youth echoed, “He touched me.” Perhaps, if you are as old as I am, you remember it; but if you have not heard it before, the lyrics went as follows: Shackled by a heavy …
So, the question might well be addressed to us: Why do you not eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?
This past Sunday, July 24, 2021, our president, who serves as an elder of the Bow Valley Chris-tian Church offered the following lament as a means of helping people work through the con-tradictions of our time.
Now we come to the end where Paul has at least one more thing to teach us; that is the nature of our priestly worship.
I have a friend—you probably have one like this, too—who every time we come to Rom 12:1–3, asks, “Do you know what the problem is with a living sacrifice?” And as much as you might want to avoid the answer, …
Who will you serve; or, worded differently, who will you worship? The one you serve is your master. The one you worship is your master.
To worship God is truly how we become more like God.
Being “set apart” signifies there might be things we do not do so we can be free to do the things we were meant to do.