Shalom To Go!

“Blessed are the shalom makers for they shall be called children of God.” Matthew 5:8 In my research for my book on the Sermon on the Mount, I became fascinated with the rich implications of the word “shalom,” which appears over 500 times in the Old Testament. I’m convinced that the New Testament writers had …

James on Justice (An Appeal for Classless Christianity) James 3:1-18

We’re doing a commentary through James’ Epistle with an emphasis on justice and the kind of Christianity that treats everyone the same––a “Classless Christianity.” I put the highlights here in the blog and then unpack it in my podcast. I encourage you to listen to it in order to connect the dots. James was intolerant …

Servant Subversion versus Exploitation

Jesus, our prototypical Subversive, was a culture-changing, foot-washing troublemaker! He insists that playing on his team entails more than having his name on the front of our jerseys. When we say that we aspire to be like him are we just talking about his clean-talking, drug-free, conservative-voting niceness? Or do we mean that we’re following …

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