I have discovered a new word - followership - and I'm looking it over to discover what it can do. Sort of like acquiring a new tool and trying it out. It's really not a new word, online dictionaries say it is almost 100 years old. Yet it is not in any of the published … Continue reading Followership
Saul of Tarsus was a devout man, zealous in the service of God. He was a pharisee, taught by Rabban Gamaliel, grandson of Hillel the Elder and the most renowned Jewish teacher of his day. Saul scrupulously obeyed the teaching that he received and counted himself to be faultless in keeping the Jewish laws. His … Continue reading Pharisee to sinner
Doesn’t it appear that Jesus deliberately did things that he knew would provoke the Pharisees to reveal their lack of compassion? Jesus healed many people of their blindness; in some cases he touched their eyes, in other cases there was no physical contact, he simply declared them healed and they were. Why then did he … Continue reading Jesus as agent provocateur
Zeal is a Christian virtue. Submission is a Christian virtue. On our own we can work up a pretty convincing facsimile of one or the other. To have both at once is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit.