Mark wants to convince his readers that Jesus has authority on earth like God does in heaven. Since I carry this baggage with authority, what do I do with Jesus when he claims to have authority? I hold him to the same query as I would other authorities in my life. I question if his authority is legitimate, and I examine how he uses it. Jesus claims that his healing power legitimizes his authority, and he uses his heavenly authority not for personal advantage, but to forgive and to bring wholeness to a broken man. This is a good test for those who claim spiritual authority. Do they forgive others?… Read More Authority Forgives
God planned to use the mother’s womb as his agent to bring redemption into the world. When we come to the opening of the New Testament and we are presented with two mothers, we understand the implications.… Read More The Mothers of Jesus
When I gave birth to my children, it was a lesson in how to die. Mothers understand how dying is linked with birthing.… Read More Who is the mother of ice and frost?
This puzzle has been shared around Facebook recently, and I thought it a perfect illustration of what submission to a source looks like. Or, rather what it doesn’t look like. I explain in the video.… Read More The head fills the body.
In this post, I am going to about-face and argue that the story of Esther also reveals the solution to defeating racism. We must treat each other as individual persons, not as representatives of our group. … Read More Lessons on Racism in Esther