After the Ascension: Christian Adaptation

I want to invite you to imagine that the Bible simply ended with Jesus’ Ascension. Jesus ascends and sits down in heaven. Imagine: that forty days after Easter, the disciples gather atop Matthew’s mountain. The Risen Christ speaks “peace be with you” and  shows them the wounds in his hands and side. Jesus shares a […]

no time for questions

A seldom celebrated, yet vital part of any good preaching is asking questions.  Questions are more dangerous than declarative statements for they demand an answer.  We brush off a hard statement. It is harder to shake a good question.   Jesus asked questions all the time.  Here are a few: Is not life more than food? Do not even […]