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Monthly Archives: April 2017
Grafting the Olive Tree In today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary Paul is building to the climax of his Letter to the Romans, in which he addresses the Gentile Christians about their pride versus Jews and Jewish Christians. … Continue reading
Inclusion Has God rejected the Jews? For much of the past twenty centuries most Christians have answered, “Yes.” Most Christians believed that they had a new covenant through Christ withh God, and that this replaced the old covenants. The Church … Continue reading
To the Ends of the World The very first time I flew out to Vancouver was in 1986, when I attended a Divinity Students Conference at the old Vancouver Divinity School. After flying across mainland Canada for five hours Vancouver … Continue reading
Zeal is Not Enough In today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary Paul describes zealous Jews as still being ignorant of the righteousness of God, as they do not recognise Jesus as the Messiah. Of course, Paul was like … Continue reading
Stumbling and Questioning Paul in today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary continues to struggle with God’s justice. While committed to the idea that God is just, he also is dealing with the idea that God is in control. … Continue reading