The Cross and Justice

I recently read a book titled Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf. The book is deeply personal as Volf makes clear in his preface. He does a brilliant job of articulating a unique tension that exists for the Christian community: the passionate pursuit of justice for the oppressed and the embrace of the oppressor in the […]

Widow’s Mite or Widow’s Plight?

I always thought the story of the Widow’s Mite was a story of exemplary generosity, until recently. I think a closer look at the context and the passage itself will yield a different perspective. This famous story is sandwiched in between two interesting units of Scripture. In the context preceding the story, Jesus is warning […]