Acts 9:1-20 Does Jesus ask this question of us: Why are you persecuting me? When we hurt other people we are persecuting our savior. Salvation is not just about heaven on the other side of death, it’s about transforming lives here below.
Psalm 30 Images of life out of death. And maybe we find the joy and presence of God in the middle of the trying circumstances and crying out to God.
Revelation 5:11-14 A rightly ordered cosmos is a place where God is praised for doing what God has committed Godself to do for God’s people. But then, how can Jesus be the deliverer in battle when he was the one slaughtered?
John 21:1-19 Breakfast on the beach—but not before Peter puts his clothes back on. We serve up two well-word comments about this passage: one you should avoid and one you might embrace.
Morgan Guyton is a United Methodist elder who leads the NOLA Wesley campus ministry in New Orleans with his wife Cheryl. Morgan’s first book How Jesus Saves the World From Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity with Westminster John Knox has just been released. He blogs www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice.
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 (http://patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.