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Annunciation: March 25

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Then Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be with me just as you have said.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:38 CEB) Remembered 9 months before the Nativity, we remember today Gabriel’s news to Mary, & her brief statement of trust in God. As Thomas Merton said, “The Christian life — ​and especially […]

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Fall From Heaven: Bible in 90 – Day 74

What do we have here? A conversation with Jesus about Satan and the mission of the church? Interesting… The seventy-two returned joyously, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit themselves to us in your name.” Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Look, I have given you authority to crush snakes and scorpions […]

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Saving Faith: Bible in 90 – Day 73

What is faith? This is a question, asked outright or left implied, with which I am confronted on a daily basis. Many things which my students encounter might go by the name “faith,” but are actually not. This passage jumped out at me, for it too asks the same question: what is faith? Jesus turned […]