This week we’re reading from Acts 3:1-16, in which Peter and James meet a crippled man and restore him to health. We think about evangelism that begins with acts of mercy and turns to preaching the faith only belatedly, once people have responded to compassion. We discuss the power of looking one another in the eye and ponder the miracles that can occur when we move beyond treating one another as transactions to viewing relationships as opportunities for transformation. And we struggle with Peter’s preaching that blames the Jews for the death of Jesus and fails to recognize his own culpability in human violence. Thanks for joining us!
April 19, 2020