What do you do?
Hebrews 9:11-14 The human Jesus enters the Tabernacle not made with hands and is himself the sacrifice in God’s presence (not on the cross).
Mark 12:28-34 This story is weird because things go so well for the scribe. What’s still lacking, if anything?
Ruth 1:1-18 “Running on Empty”: JRDK recounts a sermon he heard 20 years ago. The text turns from disaster to faithfulness. It shows a covenant commitment between women that is richer than romance and sex.
Psalm 146 There’s deliverance with the arrival of God—it ties nicely with the Ruth story (and maybe even Hebrews!). Scott issues an invitation to look for those who don’t have the voice, support, and structure around us in our church and society. Do we make ourselves a cause of feasting for our neighbors?
E. Scott Jones is pastor at First Central Congregational United Church of Christ. He has Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma and lectures in the Philosophy Department at Creighton University. If you listen carefully, you might hear him drop a little Process Theology. But don’t hold it against him.
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.