Scripture: Wisdom of Solomon 7:7-8,26-8:1 We, and many, mark the tender anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and what we may have learned from that day, and the actions and reactions that followed. The Wisdom of Solomon asks us to reflect on the ways in which wisdom often comes in relationship and in … Read more
Can Jesus learn? (Can Jesus make a mistake?) This is the question that arises when he meets a woman who has come for relief and healing for her daughter one day, crossing divisions of ethnicity, class, and gender with the hope she carries. In his own “opening”, might there be a model of growth and … Read more
The curious case of the love poems that ended up in the Bible reminds us that love is holy, and asks us to be transformed by sharing in it with one another.
The Letter too the Ephesians reimagines (and satirizes) the armor of the Roman military for the living of faithful struggle for the church. In our lives—in our public life—are we dressing up to project power and invincibility, or compassion and connection in the way of Jesus?
The letter to the Ephesians offers advice for the living of challenging days about drinking wine… but it may not be about wine exactly, but about seeing clearly and avoiding the traps of despair or apathy. In a week in which we have faced hard news about the state of the world’s changing climate, we … Read more