With a tip of the hat to the late singer John Denver, “I’m leaving on a jet plane.” In my case, however, I know “when I’ll be back again”: 13 April, God willing. This morning, I am somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the
Though it was yet fairly early in his ministry, Jesus was already gaining a reputation for challenging the religious traditions of the Jewish leaders. To some, it might have appeared that Jesus was an up-and-coming rabbi who was cavalier in his approach to religious tradition.
How is your spiritual life? What do you think when you hear that question? Do you immediately begin counting how many times you read your Bible this month? Do you consider the regularity of your prayer life? Do you mentally tick off your church attendance
What comes to your mind when you think of the word “holiness”? Do you immediately think of ethical purity? Moral behaviour? Dictionary.com, which pulls from the Oxford English Dictionary, defines “holiness” as “the state of being holy,” which is not particularly helpful until you look