Celebrate Jesus’ Scandalous Life

    something  that is shocking, upsetting, or unacceptable   Jesus began his life with scandal—a young girl impregnated by the Holy Spirit.                 Who’s going to ever believe that crazy story? Not Joseph, the man she was betrothed to. Not her parents. Not her friends. Not the village elders. Or the gossips or the… Read More

let’s choose to focus on something else

“Ich bin ein Berliner.” President John F. Kennedy gave an historic speech on June 26, 1963, to a crowd in front of the Berlin Wall. Two years earlier the Soviet Union had built this wall to keep people from fleeing to non-Communist countries, mainly West Berlin, and Kennedy was praising the character of the people… Read More

What should my scandalous life look like?

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives this full definition of scandal: a :  discredit brought upon religion by unseemly conduct in a religious person b :  conduct that causes or encourages a lapse of faith or of religious obedience in another loss of or damage to reputation caused by actual or apparent violation of morality or propriety : disgrace a : … Read More

Jesus’ life of scandal

    something that is shocking, upsetting, or unacceptable   Jesus began his life with scandal—a young girl impregnated by the Holy Spirit.                 Who’s going to ever believe that crazy story?   Not Joseph, the man she was betrothed to. Not her parents. Not her friends. Not the village elders. Or the gossips or… Read More