Knowing Jesus: Jesus got angry

When we think of Jesus, we think of someone who was meek and mild. Drawings of Jesus almost always show him with a tranquil, calm, almost placid expression. We see him as being infinitely patient, perpetually kind, always speaking graciously. We don't spend much time talking about the angry Jesus. The Jesus who didn't speak … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: Jesus got angry

Knowing Jesus: Jesus noticed individuals

One of the things that becomes evident when you spend time in a large urban environment is that there are a lot of people. But sometimes there aren't a lot of "people." We walk through crowds on the way from Point A to Point B. We are surrounded by faces and bodies whose paths just … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: Jesus noticed individuals

God requires that you show your work

Most of us at some point in our lives have sat in math class, staring at a sheet of paper containing all kinds of equations, some of which quite literally looked like Greek to us! We spotted one of the problems, and we just happen to remember that the teacher worked it out on the board a … Continue reading God requires that you show your work

Knowing Jesus: Jesus depended on scriptures

One of the most significant things that we know about Jesus is seen in the only story we have of his childhood. Jesus' parents discover that he is missing from the family caravan leaving Jerusalem, and eventually he's found in the temple (Luke 2:46-47), "sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: Jesus depended on scriptures