Scripture Reflection, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: That Beautiful Well

Both figuratively and literally, the notion of a well figures prominently in scripture, literature and indeed in life. The "water" it holds has the potential to be all cleansing, life giving, and life affirming for the one who seeks and believes.  Experienced as endless or empty, pure or tainted, cherished or wasted it holds the… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: That Beautiful Well

Scripture Reflection, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: The Sinful Woman & The Good Samaritan

These stories which are unique to Luke give us a beautiful portrait of a prophet, teacher, and savior who knows our hearts, minds and whose love is universal. Here we see Jesus as one that focused on the introspection of the individual, sought out the outcast and the lost, was inclusive of women, brought peace… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Sinful Woman & The Good Samaritan

Community, St. Paul, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: The Pauline Church

The difficulties that each Pauline church faced, in the early Christianity, remind us of the challenges that our churches face even today. In these two communities, we see both struggles over authority and teaching from within and social pressures for conformity from without. Upon Paul’s return to the region of Galatia, one of the most… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Pauline Church