"He was unable to do many miracles there because of their disbelief." - Matthew 13:58 That sentence is so remarkable. We often think of miracles as simple, unilateral expressions of God's power: it happens because God decided it should happen … [Continue reading] about Your Faith Has Saved You
"The whole of our nature is present in Christ, insofar as he is human." - St. Cyril of Jerusalem What could it mean that Christ receives the Spirit at his baptism? I love St. Cyril's explanation of this event: The only begotten Son receives … [Continue reading] about Christ Receives the Spirit?
In John 18, Jesus is arrested and brought before Pilate for questioning. With what I imagine to be a tinge of exasperation and sarcasm in his voice, Pilate asks Jesus “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus, in typical fashion, answers with a … [Continue reading] about Violence Just Isn’t Necessary Anymore
I wrote this on Twitter a couple mornings ago while waiting for my coffee to brew: Ad-funded social media companies (Twitter, Facebook, e.g.) have a vested interest in the propagation of antagonism, because the algorithm has determined that … [Continue reading] about A Vested Interest in Antagonism
In John 5, Jesus notices a man who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years, lying near the Bethesda pool, which apparently was rumored to have healing powers for the first person who could enter the water when it was stirred by an angel. Jesus … [Continue reading] about Do You Want to Get Well?