It’s an interesting scene in an ancient text. The supporting actors, and I say actors because they are all men, have been previously described in bits and pieces, and the entire story continues to revolve around one person: Jesus. He’s having dinner with his closest friends for one last time before something big is about … More Interruptible: Missing the Main Point
“…the kingdom of heaven has come near…” It was happening. There was no date announced. No Facebook event weeks in advance inviting everyone and all of their friends. No putting the time in calendars with reminders set to make sure people were prepared. It was simply happening. Many would be surprised. Some may have expected it. … More Interruptible: The interruption that couldn’t be ignored
There’s a story in the New Testament of the Bible – it’s written in the book called John, in the eleventh chapter. It’s a story about a miracle. It’s a story about a man who was raised from the dead. It’s a story about an encounter that Jesus had with Mary, Martha and Lazarus. This … More Interruptible: When Jesus didn’t seem to be
When I would get in trouble as a child and argue with my parents, emotions would build and I’d end up being sent to my room On such spectacular occasions that were anything but an example of calm and quiet, I’d stomp up the stairs, temper-tantrum style, mumbling under my breath, “IT’S NOT FAIR!!” I’d stomp … More Interruptible: “The beauty of grace is that it makes life unfair.”
Editor’s Note: If you are new to my blog, consider reading the previous post tagged “interruptible.” Those with that word in the title or the tag connected to them are meant to be read together, from beginning to end. The motivation for this series comes from that first post entitled “Interruptible: Jesus doesn’t [only] live … More Interruptible: Teenagers aren’t the only ones.
My high school students thought that Jesus lived in Tijuana. Or maybe it was that they thought that was they only place that they could serve him? Something like that, maybe? For almost a decade, a church at which I worked took high school students to the same orphanage in Mexico to build houses. I … More Interruptible: Jesus doesn’t [only] live in Tijuana.