The Danger of Forgetfullness

I'm watching as history is white-washed or erased. If it bothers people and/or represents a defeated side, or a country's dirty laundry, it has to go. This is a terrible idea. We learn from the story, the metanarrative. It's a part of our cultural identity. When we repeat the story, this is how generations are reminded of where they came from. It's how the Jews have outlived their enemies. All other groups were killed or assimilated over the millennia but not the Jews. Look at the Old Testament. In it is the story of Israel, chronicling the good and the bad. Ancient Israel had more bad kings than good.

What Can The First Century Tell Us About Following Jesus?

What does it mean to follow Jesus? Especially in the 21st Century. We can't exactly follow him on social media. He's not tweeting proverbs or snap-chatting with people he's healed. Can't Facebook follow, or friend him. For the answer, we have to go back to the 1st Century and look at rabbis, disciples, and the … Continue reading What Can The First Century Tell Us About Following Jesus?

Follow Me; Learning Under Jesus

Note: This series is written as a first-person narrative in order to present Jesus in the context he walked with the unknown disciple that narrates presenting my thoughts and sparking more thoughts with his questions. Enjoy. We were almost to Capernaum, walking beside the Sea of Galilee. I looked over the water as the waves … Continue reading Follow Me; Learning Under Jesus