On salvation: A dialogue between seeker and sage.

Seeker: “What must I do to be saved?” Sage: “Believe.” Seeker: “What does it mean to believe?” (here the question is proper, but the answer can take many forms. We will skip the disastrous but common; merely pass without comment on the catastrophic but pervasive; leave to his folly the fool and his foolishness) Sage: …

Luke 16:1-13 interpretation, and the application of a principle

There is something difficult about Luke 16:1-13. Jesus uses a “shrewd”, read deceitful at least, manager to invite the “sons of light”, read good guys, to consider shrewdness as something they should go in for. To my mind the difficulties culminate and then resolve with 13:9, “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves …