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Sermon Prep, Commentary, Banter

The latest LectioCast dropped a couple days ago. This week we talk about what’s wrong (and right) about Israel wanting a king, and the peculiar ability we all have to step outside of our worship services and demand exactly the thing that we were just steeling ourselves against. There’s also a bit in there about […]

Jesus or God?

In yesterday’ stop along the Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? blog tour, Jim West demurred over my articulation of the ministry of Jesus. This seemed like a good, old-fashioned substantive disagreement, or at least, a place where sounding the note with the right emphasis might be important. On p. 100 of JHILBP, I say, […]

Kingdom of Abundance

The feeding narratives were supposed to tell the disciples everything they needed to know about Jesus’ identity–and their participation with him in the coming of the kingdom. At least, that seems to be what Mark wants us to think. Jesus feeds 5,000, and then when the disciples freak out at his coming to them on […]