November 8, 2023

An apocalyptic Jesus offers an excuse to ignore many of Jesus’ teaching on the basis that Jesus supposedly thought the world was about to end. Read more

November 7, 2023

This apocalyptic theme reflects more the concerns of the community after the crucifixion than it does before it. Read more

November 2, 2023

Why aren’t our faith communities more egalitarian? Today we have all manner of escalating positions and titles in our communities. Read more

November 1, 2023

This critiques those seeking political power rather than doing the work required to bring about changes that make our world safer and just. Read more

October 31, 2023

He was not starting a new religion, but a Jewish renewal movement, calling his listeners back to the economic justice themes of the Torah. Read more

October 26, 2023

If our ideas of God’s love doesn’t also address love of neighbor in very real, concrete, material ways, then we are still missing the mark. Read more

October 25, 2023

This interpretive lens has lots of history in Jewish wisdom. It is most often attributed to the progressive Pharisee Hillel. Read more

October 24, 2023

Love of neighbor meant something specific. Social justice circles today often say that social justice is what love looks like in public Read more

October 19, 2023

This means to know the difference between our obligations to Caesar and to understand our higher commitments to love, justice and compassion. Read more

October 18, 2023

These two claims were diametrically opposed to each other such that one could not honor one without violating the other. Read more

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