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Navigating a World of Division Article by Greg Carey http://day1.org/7446-on_scripture_navigating_a_world_of_division_luke_124956_by_greg_carey Article by Greg Carey Topics: Divisions , Luke , Discernment , World Source: Day1 Greg Carey's reflection on Luke 12:49-56 explores how Christians should navigate and discern this world of division through the relationship between peace and conflict in Jesus' ministry. Luke’s Interpretation of Jesus’ Death Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey http://day1.org/7225-greg_carey_lukes_interpretation_of_jesus_death Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Crucifixion , Gospel , Atonement , Salvation Source: Day1 Greg Carey explores the uniqueness of Luke's passion account, which portrays Jesus' death as a continuation of his ministry—not as a sacrificial atonement—bringing the reign of God through healing and liberation. Why Does Matthew Insist on Calling Jesus a King? Article by Greg Carey https://www.christiancentury.org/article/living-word/january-6-epiphany-matthew-21-12 Article by Greg Carey Topics: Epiphany , Judgment , Herod , King Source: The Christian Century Greg Carey notes that Matthew stresses kings and kingdoms. The account of the Magi makes clear Jesus is the savior all the nations. In contrast to Herod, Jesus defines true royalty that is authoritative yet humble. Sinners, the Bible, and Jesus Article by Greg Carey http://day1.org/4269-dr_greg_carey_sinners_the_bible_and_jesus Article by Greg Carey Topics: Grace , Sin, evil , Social class Source: Day1 Greg Carey uses extensive Scripture to show the distinction between righteous and sinners, but argues that it is mostly a social construct. Like Jesus, we are to embrace those that society declares sinners. The King of the Jews and the Kin-dom of God Sermon Starter/Outline by Greg Carey https://www.christiancentury.org/blog-post/sundays-coming/king-jews-and-kin-dom-god-matthew-21-12 Sermon Starter/Outline by Greg Carey Topics: Kingdom of God , King Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Matthew 2:1-12, Greg Carey explores the idea of "kin-dom." Jesus is building communities of love where we call one another brother and sister. Our loyalty belongs to only one Ruler, Jesus the King. Sometimes "The Point" Is Beside The Point Article by Greg Carey http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=2032 Article by Greg Carey Topics: Preaching , Scripture , Sermon , Scripture Reading Source: Working Preacher In this article, Greg Carey discusses how sometimes passages teach us something even if it doesn't seem to be the primary purpose of the passage. Wicked Theology Article by Greg Carey http://day1.org/7313-greg_carey_wicked_theology Article by Greg Carey Topics: Scripture , Wealth and poverty , Poor , Politics Source: Day1 Greg Carey responds to Denny Burk's interpretation of "the least of these" in Matthew 25:31-46. Carey argues that we need to call it when we see wicked theology that supports systems of inequality and exploitation. Preaching Apocalyptic Texts Article by Greg Carey http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1972 Article by Greg Carey Topics: Eschatology , Sermon , Second Coming Source: Working Preacher This article by Greg Carey offers three helpful guidelines for preaching on apocalyptic texts: assess the function of the passage, determine the supernatural conflict in the passage, and appreciate the literary aspects of the text. Jesus and the Bible Article by Greg Carey http://day1.org/4369-greg_carey_jesus_and_the_bible Article by Greg Carey Topics: Scripture , Discernment Source: Day1 When Christians are tempted to lob Bible verses at one another like hand grenades, we might do well to consider Jesus' example. In this article, Greg Carey discusses the importance of discernment in Biblical interpretation. Does the Parable of the Talents Admonish Disciples? Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2208 Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Judgment , Parable , Talent , Wealth Source: Working Preacher Greg Carey’s thought-provoking commentary on the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30 contrasts Matthew’s version of the parable with Luke’s (19:12-27) and acknowledges the troubling aspects of the traditional interpretation. Messiah Sent by the God of Israel Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey https://www.christiancentury.org/article/living-word/december-31-christmas-1b-luke-222-40 Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Hope , Jesus , Salvation , Gentiles Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Luke 2:22-40, Greg Carey writes that Luke's introduction insists that Jesus is a child of Israel. Healthy Christian theology celebrates Jesus as the Messiah sent by the God of Israel. The Bible and Our Moral Lives Article by Greg Carey http://day1.org/4578-greg_carey_the_bible_and_our_moral_lives Article by Greg Carey Topics: Ethics , Scripture , Conflict/Disagreement , Interpretation Source: Day1 In this blog post, Greg Carey comments on "Scripture and Moral Discernment," an ecumenical document which addresses the Bible's role in shaping our ethical lives. Commentary on Luke 15:1-10 Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=674 Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Parable , Pharisees , Social class Source: Working Preacher Greg Carey’s commentary on Luke 15:1-10 explores how to define “sinners” in the context of these two parables and reflects on the task of the church in identifying and taking sides with the sinners. A Death Like Ours Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey http://day1.org/6555-greg_carey_jesus_a_death_like_ours Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Crucifixion , Passion , Atonement , Incarnation Source: Day1 A reflection by Greg Carey on the crucifixion, which Carey describes as a shockingly ordinary human death, revealing that God has taken the fullness of our human situation into God's own being. What Does an Easter Church Look Like? Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3641 Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Easter , Pentecost , Community , Grace Source: Working Preacher Greg Carey reflects on the "second snapshot of the believing community" in Acts 4:32-35. (The first snapshot was Acts 2:42-47.) The believers were united, they shared their possessions, and they bore witness to Jesus' resurrection. Dr. King on Conflict Article by Greg Carey http://day1.org/5649-greg_carey_dr_king_on_conflict Article by Greg Carey Topics: Wisdom , Conflict/Disagreement , Conflict , The Love of Christ Source: Day1 In this article, Greg Carey draws wisdom from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" on how to stand up for one's principles while still showing the love of Christ during conflict. Resurrection Humility Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3635 Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Easter , Jesus , Gospel , Community Source: Working Preacher Greg Carey's commentary observes that Acts 10:34-43 humbles our faith communities, theology, and ideas about human worth. The Easter proclamation is about how the boundaries of God’s care are wider than we thought. Exorcism and Community Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey http://day1.org/4056-greg_carey_on_mark_5120_exorcism_and_community Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Mental health , Commentary Source: Day1 In this commentary on Mark 5:1-20, Greg Carey explores how Jesus handled the healing of a demoniac and its implications for how to handle mental health within a community. Commentary on Luke 17:5-10 Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=680 Commentary/Exegesis by Greg Carey Topics: Faith , Discipleship , Luke , Slavery Source: Working Preacher Greg Carey’s commentary on Luke 17:5-10 acknowledges the difficulty of discipleship, struggles with the slave imagery in the text, and reflects on what humble faith and common discipleship looks like. Another Jesus and Mary Magdalene Hoax Article by Greg Carey http://day1.org/6301-greg_carey_another_jesus_and_mary_magdalene_hoax Article by Greg Carey Topics: Jesus , Scripture , Joseph , Mary Magdalene, Saint Source: Day1 In this article, Greg Carey debunks an alleged "lost gospel" and its "decoding" according to which Jesus married Mary Magdalene.

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