Jesus is Political

It’s a mistake to portray Jesus as an apolitical preacher with nothing to say to his socially prejudiced and politically charged context. In fact, he was and is deeply political, but on his own terms with his own political priorities that fit no one particular party. Nevertheless, it could be said that his disruptive politics …

Blessed are the Broke

The narcissist has no redemptive influence on a culture that is already obsessed with itself. He can’t fit others into his heart because it’s already full of himself. He has fabricated his own role in life to write, produce, direct, and star in his own autobiographical docudrama. He only reaches out to others when he …

Upside Down Attitudes

These Beatitude Attitudes are so contrary to the conventions of our culture that anyone who possesses them will be branded a freak. Rife with paradox, Jesus’ way catches us off guard. He suggests, for instance, that the wealthy are poor and the poor are wealthy. Winners lose while losers end up winning. Conventional wisdom suggests …

Attitudes To Be

The “Beatitude Attitudes,” are so critical that Jesus spends the rest of his Sermon unpacking them. Possessing and practicing these Christ-like qualities propagates every good life quality God intend for us. One can hardly imagine a more succinct description of a Jesus-shaped life. Let’s imagine these eight attitudes as portals through which we enter, enjoy, …