Love the oppressed, but also the oppressor?

You may remember that in the previous post on Jesus’ inaugural sermon, we noted how he stressed his vocation as embodying proclamation, justice and compassion. Well, here is the Lukan Jesus embodying all three of these at the same time in a genius way. In Luke 18:35-19:11, there is a “Lukan sandwich” concerning the BlindContinue reading “Love the oppressed, but also the oppressor?”

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Jesus’ Brilliant (and nearly fatal) First Sermon: A New Year Meditation

Well, most of us do not face the possibility of getting thrown off a cliff after our next sermon. This is a good thing to be sure, but makes one question ones preaching. As one Anglican pastor has said, “After Jesus’ sermon, they tried to kill him…But after mine, they invite me for tea”. Well, whetherContinue reading “Jesus’ Brilliant (and nearly fatal) First Sermon: A New Year Meditation”

A Book Review of Jeff Cary’s Free Churches and the Body of Christ!

I would like to take a brief moment to review a book written by a good friend, Jeff Cary. Jeff and his family have really become dear to my family (both extended and immediate) over the years. And it would be truthful to say that he has been instrumental in my theological and spiritual development inContinue reading “A Book Review of Jeff Cary’s Free Churches and the Body of Christ!”

A Book Review of Shawn Redford’s Missiological Hermeneutics

I want to take a moment to review a book written by a good friend and fellow CMF missionary, Shawn Redford. During our time in Nairobi, Justine and I have come to deeply appreciate Shawn and Kristin and their delightful family. Shawn specializes in teaching theology of mission as part of the Intercultural Studies facultyContinue reading “A Book Review of Shawn Redford’s Missiological Hermeneutics”