Mothers and fathers and children are at the border. And Jesus is at the border with them. They have traveled away from the violent storms in their homeland to the US, only to find another storm waiting for them. But God cares about them. And we care about them, too.
During his ministry, some people accused Jesus of working for Satan. But what is Satan and should progressive Christians care about this mythological figure from the ancient past?
For Christians who follow Jesus, the law is not meant to be a tool to divide the world into us and them. The law is meant to heal.
Pentecost! It’s the day the Holy Spirit gave life to the early church and the message of God’s love spread like a flame.
Mother’s Day brings a full range of emotions. It’s a day of celebrating mothers, but can also be a painful reminder of a lost mother or of lost children. It’s when we come to God with honesty and our full range of emotions when we realize that we are fully loved.
Jesus said he came that our joy might be complete. So why is religion so often marked by joyless rule following? Jesus and Buddhism teach us how to have joy in the present.
God is often described metaphorically as a gardener in the Bible. God prunes the withered branches of our souls. What are the withered branches in our souls and in our national soul that needs to be pruned? Recent events at a Starbucks and Waffle Houses remind us that racism is a withered branch that continuously…
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, but if he’s the Good Shepherd, that makes us his…sheep! Raise your hand if you want to be a sheep…No one wants to be sheep! We don’t want to be mindless followers. But Jesus doesn’t want us to be mindless followers either. Jesus meant something totally different – that Jesus…
Stephen Colbert claims that life is like improv and that improv calls us to respond in new ways of service to others. The Resurrection was the greatest moment of improv in human history. And how did Jesus respond? By reminding his disciples that their mission was to love, serve, and forgive.