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The Use of Power

The texts for Sunday, June 16,2013 (Lectionary 11C):  2 Samuel 11:26—12:10; 12:13–15;  Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15–21; and Luke 7:36—8:3 “Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD, the … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Vulnerability of Incarnation

The text for this reflection/sermon for the first Wednesday service in Advent (December 5, 2012):  Luke 22: 14-19 One of the things that may become obvious, or maybe not, looking … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two Banquets

The texts for Sunday, July 15,2012 (Lectionary 15): Amos 7:7–15; Psalm 85:8–13; Ephesians 1:3–14; and Mark 6:14–29 “But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

about: power

The texts for Sunday, March 25, 2012: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; and John 12:20-33 The ability to dominate, to control, to destroy, to hurt, to kill is often perceived as power. As … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Power of God

The texts for Sunday, March 11, 2012 are: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22 “For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

A little light, please

The texts for Christmas Day: Isaiah 52:7–10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1–12, and John 1:1–14 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did/does not overcome it.” – John 1:5 … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Mary: The Child Bride

The texts for Sunday, December 18, 2011: 2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16; Psalm 89:1–4, 19–26; Romans 16:25–27; and Luke 1:26–38. She might have been 12 or 13 or maybe 15 at … Continue reading

December 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

God’s Just Playfulness

The texts for November 20, 2011: Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24; Psalm 95:1–7a; Ephesians 1:15–23; and Matthew 25:31–46 “For the LORD is our God, and we are the people of God’s pasture and the sheep of … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Terrifying Love

The texts for Sunday, October 9, 2011 are: Isaiah 25:1–9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1–9; and Matthew 22:1–14 “Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you. … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

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