The tenderness and toughness of Jesus

It is not uncommon for people to have a very lopsided view of Jesus (and consequently God). Some see only his tenderness. Others see only his toughness. The written accounts we have though suggest Jesus was both. Tender on the downtrodden. Tough on those doing the treading. Tender on the humble. Tough on the proud.Continue reading “The tenderness and toughness of Jesus”

The yin and yang of Christian ethics

  What if, instead of exploring Christian ethics exclusively through the lens of Aristotelian either/or logic, more disciples opened themselves to exploring Christian ethics through the lens of more eastern style both/and logic as well? What would it look like? Well actually I think it would look a lot more like the ethics of Jesus, who,Continue reading “The yin and yang of Christian ethics”

The parable of the talents

Click here for an interesting counter-capitalist interpretation of the ‘parable of the talents’ from Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat. It’s from the 19th Annual Wheaton Theology Conference on “Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N.T. Wright“. Hat tip to Mark Hurst from the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand.  Continue reading “The parable of the talents”