jesus was guilty

  Jesus was not an innocent man. As a matter of fact, the Son of God was profoundly guilty of the crimes for which the Romans executed him. He consistently appropriated titles of divinity reserve...

Fighting Tragedy on 9/11

This Sunday, churches across America will memorialize, mourn and remember the almost 4,000 people who died tragically in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. But as these congregations understan...

the signs of rapture

So, the rapture is coming this Saturday, at 6 p.m., in time zones, of course. It’s awfully kind of God to give us an early-warning system just in case we turn out to be the crazy people. But si...

the (non)violence of holy week

This week Patheos has been generous enough to feature a series of five Holy Week meditations I wrote (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Bright Monday). I hope you will...

the identity crisis of christ

In this world, Jesus has no identity that would have been meaningful for a first-century person. He is estranged from his family, chased from his home, had his mentor murdered and had a gentile woman ...