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Creed. Belief. Faith. Creed comes directly from the Latin word, Credo. Credo, in Latin, means literally, “I believe.” So any time we say an affirmation of faith like the Nicene or Apostle’s … [Read more...]
This is about hope. It is about hope in hard times when hope is hard work even for people who are by nature optimistic. It begins with a man and a story we might imagine has absolutely … [Read more...]
That story from the Gospel of Luke seems very confusing. The problem is that Luke has added a bunch of independent sayings to Jesus’ original parable, and in the editing and interpretive … [Read more...]
I have a divided mind. I am going to describe it to you – metaphorically, it is a kind of Jeremiah/Jesus split. My first mind is not unlike Jeremiah’s rant we heard today, or that amazing and … [Read more...]
In that passage from Luke this morning, Jesus drives us off the ledge like Thelma and Louise. He’s taking no prisoners and he clearly does not care what we think about his declaration. “Hate … [Read more...]