Inviting conversations

First published January 25, 2010. Andrew spent a day with Jesus. He had been a follower of John (the baptizing one). He was looking for something spiritual. He was looking for someone that would be the one, the answer, the Messiah. And after spending a day with Jesus, Andrew went looking for his brother and […]

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beginning to follow

First published January 22, 2010.  Three men sat talking. Another man walked by. “That’s the one I was talking about,” says one of the three. The other two start walking after the passing man. He turns. “What do you want?” he asks. Their first word, “rabbi”, says everything. A rabbi was a teacher. Rather than […]

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Pointing to Jesus.

First published January 21, 2010 John – the one we know as “the Baptist” – had followers. We don’t think about that, considering that he was a plain-speaking, rough-dressed, wilderness-living kind of guy. He’s the kind of guy that is interesting to visit, but “you wouldn’t want to live there.” I think we don’t really […]

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beginning to follow

First published January 22, 2010 Three men sat talking. Another man walked by. “That’s the one I was talking about,” says one of the three. The other two start walking after the passing man. He turns. “What do you want?” he asks. Their first word, “rabbi”, says everything. A rabbi was a teacher. Rather than […]

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the first thing he did

Andrew spent a day with Jesus. He had been a follower of John (the baptizing one). He was looking for something spiritual. He was looking for someone that would be the one, the answer, the Messiah. And after spending a day with Jesus, Andrew went looking for his brother and said, simply, “We have found […]

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