When the day came, the Republicans and Democrats came to test him, and they asked him: “Rabbi, tell us who you are voting for. ”
“Why do you ask me who I am voting for?”, he asked. Continue reading →
I’ve wanted to get Jesus’ opinion about the U.S. Presidential election, so I put it on my schedule to get together with him about it. The plan was to have a conversation right after lunch. As is usual, when I finally had a chance to talk, he answered, and I could tell that he was out of breath. It’s like he had been running or working out. Continue reading →
The Didache is dated by most scholars to the end of the first century. It’s opening line (essentially its title) is: “Teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations) by the Twelve Apostles”. It contains elements regarding Christian life and community, quoting and echoing the teachings of Jesus and the apostles. Continue reading →
Although labeled “2 Clement” this excerpt is from a text written by an anonymous author from the second century (A.D. 140-160) and not Clement of Rome (who was from the generation following the apostles). However, the work was included along with 1 Clement in several Christian collections, one of which (Codex Alexandrinus) dates from the fourth century. Continue reading →
From a text known title “The Shepherd of Hermas”. One of the earliest Christian texts we have after the New Testament, dating from the first or second century. It was very popular among Christians in the second and third centuries. Continue reading →
“‘Why have we fasted,
and you haven’t seen it?
Why have we humbled ourselves,
and you haven’t known about it?’
Though, according to the Gospels, Jesus’ childhood was in Nazareth, his home as an adult was in Capernaum, located on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. Continue reading →
This is the first in a series of podcasts addressing the topic of Syrian Refugees. This episode contains an interview with Rich Rosendahl from November 2015. Rich is the founder and director of The Nations, an organization focused on coaching individuals and groups on how to connect with our refugee neighbors locally and around the world. Rich has a broad range of experience in building deep relationships and networks with refugee neighbors in the Middle East and in the U.S.
It is difficult to say about any of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches, “This one is his best.” The depth of content and delivery of his messages is so consistent every time he spoke. However, there are messages that are more well known and more influential in the thinking, conscience, and behavior in the history of our nation. One of those messages is his speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., delivered to over 250,000 who had gathered for the March on Washington in the summer of 1963. Continue reading →