Types of Jesus Part II - The Nice Guy Jesus

Beyond the infant Jesus, many look at him like a nice guy.  This Jesus is viewed selectively as the one who would never be mean to anyone and only had nice things to say.  Jesus is stripped of his divinity in many aspects when viewed…

Ricky Bobby and the Baby Jesus

It has often occurred to me that people look at Jesus in many different ways.  While there is some truth to each view, it is likely incomplete.  We tend to hold on to the bits we like, ignore the ones we don't and settle for an incomplete…

My Anglican Journey Part VII

After not posting on my journey for some time, I thought it best to try to pick up where I left off.After my shower, I was on fire.I came back from Portland changed.  It wasn't clear what it meant, but I knew I would never be the same.…

Rule 25.A.2 and United Airlines

United Airlines had the legal right to remove 69-year-old David Dao from their plane. Rule 25.A.2 gives the airline, on the occasion of over-booking, the right to involuntarily remove people from their aircraft. (You can read it here) But just…

Holy Week reflection on Lazarus

If the Christian goal is to go to heaven, why did Jesus resurrect Lazarus?I recently posed this question on Facebook as a way of getting my thoughts out on a Scripture read at worship.  It reminded me that it is all too easy to make the…