“So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” (Matthew 5:23-24) Imagine traveling all the way from Galilee to Jerusalem, 80 miles. … Continue reading Reconcile with Me
"...Paul in his Christian faith does something very similar to this, he takes the same behavior of expanding the space where God touches and he expands it into this realm of the Christian church..."
This paper assumes the use of mimesis in building the structure of Mark’s gospel. Mimesis is the imitation of another’s work; a common practice in the ancient literary world. Mark imitates the structure of the Elijah-Elisha narrative (1 Kgs 17:1 – 2 Kgs 13:21). I propose that this imitation has significant consequences to the gospel’s … Continue reading The Significance of Mimesis to the Theme of Jesus’ Identity
I recently attended a meeting with the community health organization CHNA. It gave me an opportunity to meet community leaders, social workers, and police officers invested in healthy community. While I was there a panel of four people spoke about Burlington and the surrounding areas. Like most coastal communities Burlington is not immune to the … Continue reading Helping People Move Closer to God and Each Other