Tag Archives: inclusiveness

Pushing buttons and boundaries

When Jesus began pushing boundaries, he also started pushing buttons, and the beginning of his ministry was almost the end of him. Nazareth’s favorite son had a pretty good reputation by the time he returned home – he “was praised by everyone” (Luke 4:15) – and he delivered a pretty good message. But popular opinion […]

The spice of life

Variety is the spice of life, they say. Life is more interesting when it includes a variety of experiences, and the wider the variety the more interesting it becomes. Variety also seems to be the spice of creation, something that may make heaven and earth more interesting to God. When I take even a cursory […]

Dancing with angels

What in life is worth so much you’d be willing to risk almost everything else to have it? “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, [would] not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until [you find] it” (Luke 15:4)? “Nobody,” one […]