Tag Archives: Luke 6

3 Reasons Why Loving Others is Not All There Is to Following Jesus

In recent years the idea that loving others is the essence of following Jesus has exploded. And this is a good thing! It runs counter to the view that following Jesus means embracing harmful beliefs like angry god, inerrancy, legalism, … Continue reading

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Do All Religions Lead to the Same Place? Not Really

I am a theologically progressive believer. I am not among those who contend that all religions besides Christianity are false religions and have nothing of value to offer. Neither do I agree with Christians who insist that all who follow … Continue reading

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Loving Our Enemies—Tough Cases

Previously I shared my thoughts, based on Jesus’ teaching, about valuing people over property and personal rights, and I talked about the Father’s loving attitude toward all of us even though we are broken and hurt each other. Yet, even … Continue reading

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Do What to My Enemies? No Way!

Jesus told the crowds that the poor were fortunate and the rich were not. It was about the way people relate to possessions and how people treat people. Jesus introduces an extreme set of relationships to make his point: But … Continue reading

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How Terrible for the Rich!

Jesus spoke to a group of his followers, along with a crowd of others who came to hear him. Luke chapter 6 records that Jesus told them strange things about the poor, the hungry, and the mournful. This was appropriate … Continue reading

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Fortunate are the Powerless and Disadvantaged

When I was in Bible college, the cold weather changed and everyone suddenly had spring fever. Imagine our delight when we arrived at Educational Ministries class to find a note on the chalk board to meet the professor under a … Continue reading

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