“The margins are never margins for God.”

"The margins are never margins for God." Just had to share these brilliant words from Elaine Storkey. This was originally from a podcast (linked below), but I have typed out the transcript.  Most societies have a strong sense of a center. It’s occupied by people with influence, visibility, status, and power. In most societies, those … Continue reading “The margins are never margins for God.”

A Different Lens – The Racism Post that Never Was

For weeks I have started and stopped writing this post. I have edited it, let others preview it, and it just hasn't been right. It was really long at one point, and I scrapped everything. The best I could come up with was to state my beliefs with words like: "Despite what our Western, Americanized … Continue reading A Different Lens – The Racism Post that Never Was

A Restorative Work of Art for Easter

In preparation for Palm Sunday, I shared A Devastating Work of Art for Holy Week. The painting I focused on is the central panel of the Isenheim Altarpiece, painted by Matthias Grunewald in France, in the year 1515. Grunewald was commissioned to depict Jesus in a way that was uniquely relatable to the patients of Isenheim, … Continue reading A Restorative Work of Art for Easter

A unique look at the “Beatitudes” of Jesus

For many believers, the verses of Scripture we call the "Beatitudes," which are found in Matthew 5:3-12, are among the most beautiful and inspiring words ever spoken by Jesus. They can also be some of His most perplexing words. Jesus was not the first teacher to use "beatitudes."  On the contrary, the beatitude was a … Continue reading A unique look at the “Beatitudes” of Jesus

Is Jude the Weirdest Book in the New Testament?

Pound-for-pound, Jude may be the weirdest book in the New Testament. One author called the book "bewildering." I still think weird sounds better. Why is Jude weird? Where else can you find phrases like: "these ungodly people...heap abuse on celestial beings." Or, "But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about … Continue reading Is Jude the Weirdest Book in the New Testament?