Saturday, September 29, 2012
Everything is there in the cross...it teaches us how to lay down our lives so that given life by God we may give life to others in turn. This is a mysterious bond between one another and God.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The locale of the 'scene of the crime' - in the 1st century Roman world crucifixion was reserved for the worst criminals. And in Jewish understanding anyone executed by 'hanging on a tree' (Deut 21) was considered accursed by God.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
When you see these things taking place (the heavens and the earth being shaken) stand up and lift up your heads for your redemption draws near - Lk 21:28….by your endurance you will gain your souls Lk 21:19
This endurance is an act, a commitment. It is a form the imitation of Christ.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The parable of the fig tree - the Kingdom breaking in on human history
Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away
Panic – reconstituting the old sacrificial system around the latest ‘victim’ – finding and victimizing the latest victim’s victimizers
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A digression from Luke's apocalyptic discourse...2 Thessalonians ch 2: the 'Katechon' - restraining the 'Lawless One'
Hobbes' Leviathan - the power of the state
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sunday, September 09, 2012
But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecuted you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors and all on account of my name.Luke 21:12