October, 2016

Redefining the kingdom of God

Redefining the kingdom of God

Exactly who is worthy of the kingdom of God? And exactly when is it proper to seek God’s mercy and healing? Two big issues addressed in today’s Gospel from Luke, where we witness a theological debate between Jesus and the […]

Insignificance

Insignificance

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” These are the words of the tax collector today. He knows the things he’s done. He knows God knows. And he knows that he is an unimportant man, not even worthy to […]

Exceptions to the Rule

Exceptions to the Rule

Most people know the legendary story of Lana Turner’s discovery, but in case you are unfamiliar with this fascinating bit of Hollywood lore, allow me to briefly recap it for you. According to legend, the 16-year-old “sweater girl” was sipping […]