Chapter 10, Living the Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 10, Living the Sermon on the Mount

In our final reflection on Glen Stassen’s Living the Sermon on the Mount, we turn to the question that is so relevant to Chritian life today: “How do we know Jesus’ way of life is the right one?” For many of us growing up as Christians, we were...
Chapter 9, Living the Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 9, Living the Sermon on the Mount

In Chapter 9 of Living the Sermon on the Mount, Glen Stassen touches on an issue that is incredibly relevant for us this year and even this week: the temptation to political power. He arrives at this important lesson by way of a particularly confusing passage from...
Chapter 8, Living the Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 8, Living the Sermon on the Mount

In Chapter 8 of Living the Sermon on the Mount, Glen Stassen tackles a difficult, but critically important part of Jesus’ teachings: judgement and forgiveness. I found this chapter to be powerful in its detailed exploration of the various ways we can avoid and...
Chapter 7, Living the Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 7, Living the Sermon on the Mount

In Chapter 7 of Living the Sermon on the Mount, we find Glen Stassen unpacking the vicious cycles of greed that Jesus diagnoses in his famous sermon. I especially appreciated how Stassen begins to explore the kind of creative approaches churches can take in becoming...
Chapter 6, Living the Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 6, Living the Sermon on the Mount

In Chapter 6 of Living the Sermon on the Mount, Glen Stassen is writing about The Prayer of Jesus. On page 108, he writes: “Giving to the poor is a practice of this kind of delivering, restorative justice. Similarly, praying to God, who cares deeply for justice...