By the river Jordan, John the Baptist spoke good news to the people. ‘Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.’ .. As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in […]Read More Of trees, axes and water (and fire)
and so, my students said, saturday will be the judgement day. and then i asked – do you have the grammar exam so early? no, they said, it’s more like the end of the world come this saturday. so i went to the google, and dug round a bit. it turned out to be much […]Read More on judgement day, gods and the april fools come late
If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy […]Read More god is the tool-kit to repair a broken world
Later, the Lord sent this message to King Ahaz: “Ask the Lord your God for a sign of confirmation, Ahaz. Make it as difficult as you want—as high as heaven or as deep as the place of the dead.” But the king refused. “No,” he said, “I will not test the Lord like that.” Then […]Read More when tempting god could have been the right thing to do
thinking of the sunday’s sermon i came up with this outline: in jer. 18:1-11, jeremiah is referred to potter for an object lesson. potter’s shed clay mixture (god’s folk) – has to be worked and prepared before making pots – needs clay (faith) – needs water (prayer) – needs sand (hope) – needs crumbs of […]Read More in god’s potter shed
(Luke 10 1-10) jesus sends his followers out on a harvest mission. there are a number of things to observe here. first, the sender. it is the lord, the owner of the harvest. god sees the souls ready to join his kingdom, and he sees the people who can bring them there. so he adds […]Read More harvesters
in the martha, mary and jesus story (lk. 10:38-41), we see three main sides and quite a few side-sides. first: martha. she is so busy with how to make things proper. so upset about not meeting the high standards she has set for herself and her environment. so concentrated on what has to be done […]Read More when you complain, are you sure you are completely right?