Jesus behind barbed-wire…

In Luke chapter 8 the writer tells the story of a woman who had an illness that caused  her to bleed; she had been sick for twelve years. This was not simply an issue of her physical health. Her bleeding made her ceremonially unclean in the eyes of her community. Anything--or anyone--she came in contact … Continue reading Jesus behind barbed-wire…

a world out of joint…

This year during Lent I am reading a devotional by N.T. Wright [who else!] which goes through the gospel of Luke. In the reading for yesterday, Ash Wednesday, Wright makes this statement: During Lent he invites us to  "come with your hopes and longings, your awareness of the ways in which the world is still … Continue reading a world out of joint…

The Lenten season is upon us…thoughts and resources for Lent 2013

I can't believe Lent begins this week! It seems that only yesterday we were in the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany season, and yet this Wednesday we begin our march toward Easter with the imposition of ashes. Lent is a time for reflection: reflection on the human condition... reflection on all the ways we have taken the good world … Continue reading The Lenten season is upon us…thoughts and resources for Lent 2013