Tag Archives: Jesus

Teachings of Jesus — Luke 16:19-31

Jesus is still poking at the scribes and Pharisees. After hammering them for their insistence on perverting Moses to feed their idolatrous materialism, He points out how there was no way they could qualify for entrance into His Messianic Kingdom. … Continue reading

Posted in bible | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Teachings of Jesus — Mark 12:41-44

There’s a very obvious meaning to this brief incident, but the story is far richer with the proper context. For once I’m going to link to an outside source with more details than I have room to share here. Please … Continue reading

Posted in bible | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Teachings of Jesus — Mark 2:14-22

We depart from Matthew’s Gospel at this point. There is really nothing I can add now to the previous work I’ve done explaining in my Commentary on Matthew 24-25. You can reread them at your leisure on the static site … Continue reading

Posted in bible | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 21:23-32

The final confrontation had begun. Jesus came to Jerusalem knowing He was about to be abused and executed. In the process, He must call attention to the moral failures of those who hated Him. The Sanhedrin were well aware of … Continue reading

Posted in bible | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 20:1-16

This parable continues the context in the previous chapter. The Pharisees resented how Jesus was inviting the poor and unfortunate peasants into His teaching of the Kingdom of Heaven. This was part of the false doctrine that possessing material wealth … Continue reading

Posted in bible | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 12:38-50

We can easily see how most religions in this world seek to make converts. The adherents consider it their duty to share what they regard as the ultimate universal religion for all humanity. The Hebrew Scriptures are loaded with prophetic … Continue reading

Posted in bible | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Scarlet Letter

Maybe you remember the story in John 4, where Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman from Sychar. He could read her very soul, and noted that she had a very unstable romantic past. We know very little of the historical context … Continue reading

Posted in eldercraft, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heart of Faith: Chapter 11

Chapter 11 — Testing, Testing I propose a test. Teaching the mind to follow the leadership of the heart takes time, for those who have never tried it. The full flower is when a firmly held intellectual belief is trumped … Continue reading

Posted in meta | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BLDJ: Chapter 8

(Serializing here the draft of my book, Biblical Law: Divine Justice.) 8. What Now? Now you understand all of David’s blather in Psalms about loving God’s Law; His Law is love itself. The single greatest reward for this kind of … Continue reading

Posted in meta | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Flashback: The Rehabilitation of Peter

A major focus here at Kiln of the Soul virtual parish is healing, of restoring divine justice to the lives of individuals. Naturally that puts our emphasis on pastoral counseling. I write with the aim to declare as clearly as … Continue reading

Posted in eldercraft | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment