Following the Call

Plough Publishing
A conversation space for those who believe that we can and should live by Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount.
Created 14 Jul 2021
  • Good News
    30 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 4
    Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. — Matthew 4:23 Following the Call— Chp. ...
  • Jesus Needs Ears that Hear
    23 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 14
    Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. —Matthew 5:1 Following the Call— Chp. 1: MASTER TEACHER (Sept. 22) Chap...
  • The Word is Out
    15 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 4
    Following the Call, Sept. 15 It’s official. Years in the making. An invitation. Your turn. As I read this collection, I tried to imagine the authors of the various reflections in conversation. What wo...
  • The Gift Nobody Wants
    08 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 6 1
    Following the Call, September 8 Strange Gifts. To Whom Shall We Go? Glass or Diamonds? Your Turn. Jesus’ message was more than a prophetic indictment of the existing order. It was ultimately good news...
  • This Ain't Common Sense
    01 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 4
    Following the Call, Sept. 1 Beyond truisms. Cafeteria lines don’t cut it. Gospel bombshells. Your turn. The morality of most moralists, ancient and modern, has been one solid and polished cataract of ...
  • Was Jesus a Good Protestant?
    25 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 4
    Following the Call, August 25 Red Letter Herrings. The Law of Love. Clarence Jordan Strikes Again. Your Turn. I am so sorry to tell you this, but Jesus was just not a very good Protestant. He was a Je...
  • A Spiritual Torpedo
    18 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 4 2
    Following the Call, August 18 Right to the depths. The whole person. Can’t or won’t? Power in the blood. In response. Your turn. Is it too strong to call this a spiritual torpedo? These statements of ...
  • Jesus is the Sermon
    11 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    Following the Call, August 11 First the foundation. More than words. A prayer. Your turn. Could we put into practice the Sermon on the Mount, all the problems of our poor tortured universe would be so...
  • Proving Jesus Wrong
    04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 6
    Following the Call, August 4 Giving Jesus the Lie. Duck and Cover Hermeneutics. Wisdom from the East. Your Turn. Giving Jesus the Lie To deal with the word of Jesus otherwise than by doing it is to gi...
  • Following the Call, July 28
    28 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 1 3
    Impossible ideal? A sure way to fail. A true story. Your Turn. Impossible Ideal? Anyone who considers the Sermon on the Mount to be in principle impossible of fulfillment mocks God; for God is the cre...
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