Is there such thing as a Christian Pharisee, and why should we care?
Tag Archives: Bible Study
Peace on Earth (Gospel of Luke)
Peace on earth requires more than well-wishes. What are the broad implications of the year of the Lord’s favor and a call to peace in the gospel of Luke?
Prayer (Matthew 6:7-15; Psalms)
As we grow in our faith and understanding, what posture can we take toward prayer that will let our prayers grow with us?
Love Is the Goal (1 Timothy)
Love is the goal, and without love, nothing Christians do has value. How does that posture affect our reading of scripture?
Walking in the Light
What does it mean to walk in the light, according to the author of 1 John? There’s more going on there than conservative purity culture tends to claim.
From the Wilderness to the Mountain of the Lord
When Christian communities and congregations stagnate, those who pursue God can find themselves in the wilderness, rejected by their communities. What happens then?
The American Dream
What happens when James encounters the American dream? What happens when the Gospel encounters the American vision of “the good life”?
Love Is the Fulfillment of the Law (Romans 13:8-10)
Let’s consider Romans 13:8-10 and what we can learn about love, laws and commands, and even governing authorities.
The Gospel of Mark: Joy and Happiness (Or Lack Thereof…)
Why does the author of the gospel of Mark not talk about joy or happiness the way other gospel writers do?
The Gospel of Mark: Unclean Spirits and Demons
How are demons and unclean spirits represented in the gospel of Mark? What can take away from how Jesus approaches demons and unclean spirits?