Pray Impudently

Occasionally a Bible passage strikes you a little different than it did before—in my case, Luke 11:5-10, where Jesus instructs his disciples as to how to pray. I immediately sent this passage to a friend. “We’re supposed to be impudent?” she said. “Maybe I don’t know what that word means. I thought it meant disrespectful or…

Were the Prophets Jerks?

I can think of a church leader today that I am apt to call a prophet, even though I’ve never heard him use supernatural terminology. I’ve never heard him “declare a word from the Lord,” but his social justice message is so inherently prophetic and so grounded in Jesus that it’s nearly impossible to discern…