Conditional Discipleship

Conditional Discipleship

Discipleship is a challenging idea. In this modern age, when we can quickly find all sorts of stories about discipleship online, it’s easy to be awed or disturbed by the requirements made of disciples by gurus in every age and faith tradition. The fasting, the...
Welcoming Interruptions

Welcoming Interruptions

This week I return home, in a sense, after a number of road-trip reflections. Over the next month and more, I will return to reflecting on Jesus through the eyes of others. Specifically, I will focus on elements of Jesus’ life and ministry through the perspective of...
Rail or River?

Rail or River?

As I said last week, Henry and I took another road trip this summer. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share some of what I pondered during our hours in the car. Consider this your chance to tag along…. Driving across Oklahoma, I began to reconnect with my writing...
Not Working from Anywhere

Not Working from Anywhere

Henry and I took another summer road trip this year. This journey included a weeklong jaunt across the country, followed by a month in New England and New York. We visited family and friends. We attended a graduation and Henry performed a baptism. We explored more...
Healing, Miracle, or Disaster?

Healing, Miracle, or Disaster?

As I’ve continued exploring the various stories about Jesus’ ministry through the eyes of others, I’m realizing that some stories are difficult to categorize. Take, for example, the story of Jesus healing the Gerasene demoniac. In this story, Jesus travels beyond...