Does all this matter?

In the fifteenth year of the rule of the emperor Tiberius—when Pontius Pilate was governor over Judea and Herod was ruler over Galilee, his brother Philip was ruler over Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was ruler over Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas—God’s word came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3 John went throughout theContinue reading “Does all this matter?”

United States of Grace

United States of Grace – A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration and Hope by Lenny Duncan. This is a must-read book for anyone who claims to be a disciple of Jesus and a lover of God. I was waiting for this book ever since I read Dear Church. I was ready when this book arrivedContinue reading “United States of Grace”

The Kingdom Divided

Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. 2When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it (for he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), then Jeroboam returned from Egypt. 3And they sent and called him; and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came andContinue reading “The Kingdom Divided”

“Jesus’ Rejection Letter” or “Hard Pass”

Originally posted on Reluctant Xtian:
Dear Mr. “of Nazareth,”* We’re grateful that you applied for the position of pastor at our church.  Unfortunately we do not think that you are what we are looking for at this time. In other words, “hard pass.” We find you to be entirely too political in your public presence. …