Continuing from last week, we dive further into this issue of how to think about who's in and who's out. And this week, we see Paul going ballistic on his church that didn't go in the direction he wanted. How do we modern Christians make any sense of this book of the Bible?
What can a contentious dispute in the earliest Church teach us about our own socially/politically fraught moment?
In the midst of our socially chaotic world, where do we find Resurrection this Easter?
Why are we so cheery when we talk about Palm Sunday? We dive into that question today, which takes us through guerrilla theater, the Passion story, anti-Semitism, social bandits, and a dive into humanity's existential condition.
Never shying away from a tough subject, we dive headlong into The Little Apocalypse, a discourse where Jesus is delivering this bizarre speech about the end time and signs. What do we as modern folks make of that?
This week, we dig into the complexity of the Lazarus story, trying to figure out why Jesus acted the way he did, and why it was so important to John to show Jesus in this way.
This time, we take up the Transfiguration: this mysterious event with so much meaning that it's confusing. So we dive into a couple of ideas to help flesh out what's going on.
Today, we dig into the three different temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness at the beginning of his ministry: selfishness, political power, and trying to control God.