Acts 2:14a, 22-32 “A Man Attested by God”: Here it is! My book is right! *ahem* Also, Easter is an event of the Spirit. This connects us to Jesus, who also had a Spirit-filled ministry. The story of the church is the continuing story of Jesus.

Psalm 16 Quoted by Peter, as fulfilled in Jesus. Bodies matter, and the pleasures that they enable us to experience.

1 Peter 1:3-9 Our future has been revealed, and yet, it’s hidden and waiting to be revealed as well. Perhaps our comfort has occluded our ability to see what we truly need and desire: communion with each other and with God.

John 20:19-31 God doesn’t just hit “reset,” Jesus is walking through the real business of reconciliation. Reconciliation demands confrontation. Doubt is not the opposite of faith, fear is. Then there’s this other opposite: killing as power and resurrection as power. We have to figure out how to live out the self-giving love with which we’re called to love the world.

 Jay Emerson Johnson, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Pacific School of Religion, is an Episcopal priest and has served congregations in the Midwest and the San Francisco Bay Area. He came to PSR as a staff member at the school’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) in 2003 and began teaching courses for the school’s Certificate of Sexuality and Religion program. In addition to numerous articles on sexuality, Christian theology, and spirituality, he is the author of Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope (2005). More recently he is the author of Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy (2013) and Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness (2014).

Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA where he is currently Pastoral Director for the Newbigin House of Studies. His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is hot off the presses. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? He blogs regularly at  ( You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at