What Makes Jesus Angry Enough to Stage a Protest?

Jesus the Activist (Part 1 of 4) “It is right to be angry at injustice, and problematic to be apathetic toward injustice.” Carl Gregg In the last decade or so I have attended a number of protest marches and rallies in San Francisco and Santa Cruz regarding gun violence, immigration reform, racial equality, environmental justice, …

“If you confess with your mouth JESUS AS LORD…”

“If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:9-10 This passage, a favorite of many, I propose is one terribly misunderstood and misapplied for the …

An Uncommon Combination of Clout and Compassion (Part 1 of 2)

Roman centurions had clout––and plenty! But not many were accused of an overabundance of compassion. Sanctioned by the most powerful empire on earth, wherever they roamed, they wielded the limitless authority of Rome. The Jews and all other occupied lands lived under the thumb of the state and in fear of the army’s oft-capricious tactics. …