Now, I understand that it is now considered problematic to use the Hebrew Scriptures as Phillip did in this passage, as proof-texts of the divinity of Jesus, but that is not the problem I’m interested in here.
The interplay between Cornelius and Peter in Acts 10-11 contains some of my favorite moments in scripture.
What is your favorite day in the Church Year? Christmas? Easter? Pentecost? All Saints?
Does anyone ever answer with Ascension Day?
To remember Cornelius is to celebrate courage persevering through prejudice and how God’s love can overcome our blindness.
I am absolutely fascinated when people in the Bible are picked up and moved by the Holy Spirit.
Here, forty days after experiencing the impossible, grappling with the fact that Jesus had risen from the dead, the disciples are again standing in awe.
Our faithfulness is not a reality show to be won, but rather transformation for God and glory to God alone.
I will always remember the first time I met my husband’s brother.
While in college, one of the best parts about my summertime subway commute to work was the 50 minutes of uninterrupted reading it afforded me every day. To stave off any potential conversations, I always boarded the train with my book in hand, head down.
There is a quilting group at my church that has been meeting every week for almost 60 years, working off of donations from cleaned out linen […]