Resurrection in the Courtyard

Luke 16:19-31 With whom do you identify in today’s text? Do you identify with Lazarus? Or perhaps with the rich man? Before you work too hard at putting yourself into the rich man’s purple linens – ooh that feels good – or imagining what it would be like to scrape your sores with a broken […]

Honesty in Advertising

  Luke 14:24-35 Jesus turned around and saw a crowd. Luke’s Jesus seems like a veritable Pokémon sensation, he’s the buzz, he’s the bomb. And then, with the crowd hanging on every word, Jesus declares the unbearable cost of discipleship in three formulations: “Whoever does not . . . hate those she would naturally love, […]