When Jesus Got Mad

Passover 28 A.D. This time of year, all Jewish men crowded Jerusalem, even those living outside the country. Often, whole families joined the pilgrimage, causing the city’s population of 25,000 to swell four-fold. Every room in every inn and hostel was filled to capacity. The walled capital teemed with citizens and pilgrims flooding in to commemorate a miraculous escape from slavery 1500 …

A Smirk in Cana

You know the story: the first and only mention of Jesus celebrating with friends and family at a wedding. But, with time left in the festivities, “The wine gave out” (John 2:3).  The small village of Cana consisted of a few dozen houses on a terraced hillside. Located off the footpath connecting Nazareth and Capernaum, Cana was an agricultural settlement in Galilee. …