Apr 30, 2022
People argue a lot over rituals, historically. Who can do what? And what is the "right" way to do whatever? What matters is what God is doing. We must become less, and what He does is what we should join.
Apr 23, 2022
In this consideration of Nicodemus' after-dark meeting with Jesus, Jesus turns the question to whether or not Nicodemus will give up what he thinks he knows and embrace the life from above that Jesus offers. It's a while ride with many, many allusions to Hebrew scripture.
Apr 16, 2022
This week we pause to consider what we celebrate on Resurrection Sunday, particularly focusing on the testimony in John's gospel. The world is already a much different place than it was before Jesus, and the remarkable changes are still taking place! The goodness of the final re-creation is on the horizon.
Apr 9, 2022
This week we consider John 2:13-24, wherein John tells about Jesus clearing out the temple courts that were being used as a marketplace. Why was Jesus so upset? Perhaps it reminded him of another scene of idolatry involving a golden calf! The temple was the place of the Rock - or supposed to be.
Apr 2, 2022
This week we consider John 2:1-13 in which Jesus blesses a wedding feast in Cana by turning six huge jars of water into wine! What is he doing? And what is he not doing in this the first of the signs of the new creation that John tells us about in his Gospel account?