Luke 10:25-37 The well-known parable of the Good Samaritan wants to challenge our assumptions about who is worthy of our love. The challenge for us might be owning up to the ways in which we have decided to direct our love to some and not to others.
Colossians 1:1-14 Paul celebrates a faith that does more than think certain things. Here, too, love is at the heart of the message. Faith looks like love. And power looks like patience.
Amos 7:7-17 In the middle of a stark picture of God’s judgment Amos shows us what it is to be a faithful prophet. Seduced by neither religious nor political power, Amos faithfully speaks God’s words.
Psalm 82 This psalm offers a call for judgment that can only come from a full understanding of the depths of injustice in the world. Do we understand injustice enough to ask God for judgment?
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, 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, will be out soon. 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.