Hope From Above: A Reflection on Enoch and Jude

Hope From Above: A Reflection on Enoch and Jude

Strange. That’s how biblical scholar Marcus Borg characterized the letter of Jude. In Evolution of the Word, he wrote, “Jude is perhaps the strangest document in the New Testament. It is one of the shortest, about a page long, and is the most enigmatic.” One of the...
A Lectionary Reflection for Epiphany

A Lectionary Reflection for Epiphany

A new church year began over a month ago, but a new calendar year has just commenced. No matter how bright or dark the previous year has been, a new year brings the hope of a wide-open future. We all sense that we have a clean slate – a feeling expressed in...
Look Back | Who Is Jesus?

Look Back | Who Is Jesus?

Editor’s note: “Look Back” is a series designed to highlight articles from the Good Faith Media archives that remain relevant or historically interesting. If you have an article from our archives that you’d like us to consider including in this series, please email...
How Do We Balance Accountability and Mercy?

How Do We Balance Accountability and Mercy?

It is important that the biblical story of Jonah be more than the beginning of a “did that really happen?” debate. In fact, Jonah’s placement among the prophetic books of the Bible should tell us that, like the other prophetic works, the story of Jonah will cause us...
When Jesus Almost Came Back in the ’70s

When Jesus Almost Came Back in the ’70s

We were so sure Jesus was coming back in the 1970s. And he missed a good opportunity. The signs were all there. That’s what we were assured. The whole apocalyptic scheme was surely playing out before us. We read about it, heard sermons aplenty and, of course, sang...