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Unholy Power Plays

Unholy Power Plays

One of the three diabolical tests of Jesus in the Judean wilderness is the “temptation to be powerful” as Henri Nouwen puts it in his 1989 reflection on Christian leadership, “In the Name of Jesus.” Satan’s offer to grant Jesus subordinate authority over the kingdoms...
Umm…That’s My Bumper Sticker

Umm…That’s My Bumper Sticker

During the 1992 presidential elections a friend of mine told me about an awkward moment in his Bible study. One of the group members expressed excitement because that Sunday, she had seen a bumper sticker promoting the “other party” in the church’s parking lot. She...