There is no holy land that locks, contains, or otherwise constrains the divine presence.
John the Baptist gives himself entirely as a martyr to his role as witness.
The word made flesh, who in both life and death is ever present, stands forever (Isa. 40:8).
Jesus comes in what he says and does, in parabolic word and perplexing deeds.
Jesus not only remains incognito as king but also identifies himself completely with the poorest of the poor.
We need to grasp how shocking and scandalous this parable would have been in Jesus’ time.
Again and again, the Bible describes the kingdom of God as a wedding feast, with Christ as the bridegroom.
A new spiritual family is coming into being to replace earthly families, tribes, and nations.
Even as we question God, God is questioning us.
God’s authority alone is absolute.