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Living Questions

“There’s no proof that God exists so I don’t believe in God.” *sigh* confirmation class challenger pushing the new pastor “You believe in lots of things you have no proof … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Death becomes Birth

“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Saved by the flood

The texts for Sunday, February 22, 2014 (Lent 1B): Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; and Mark 1:9-15 “And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you — not as a removal of dirt from … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

We (Will) Rise

The texts for Sunday, November 10, 2013 (Lectionary 32): Job 19:23–27a; Psalm 17:1–9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17; and Luke 20:27–38. “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

On the Boat

The texts for Sunday, April 14, 2013 (Easter 3C): Acts 9:1–20; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11–14; and John 21:1–19. “Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Built on a Rock

Built on a rock, the church shall stand, even when steeples are falling; crumbled have spires in every land, bells still are chiming and calling— calling the young and old … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Welcoming Curiosity

The texts for Sunday, September 23,2012 (Lectionary 25): Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54; James 3:13—4:3; 4:7–8a; and Mark 9:30–37. … So, we’ll start at the beginning of Mark’s narrative: Jesus tells the disciples in flat … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

About that Cross…

The texts for Sunday September 16, 2012 (Lection 24): Isaiah 50:4–9a; Psalm 116:1–9; James 3:1–12; and Mark 8:27–38. To get to the empty tomb, you have to go through the … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Way of the Cross

The texts for Sunday September 16, 2012 (Lection 24): Isaiah 50:4–9a; Psalm 116:1–9; James 3:1–12; and Mark 8:27–38. “He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Another Look at the Resurrection

The texts for Sunday, July 22, 2012 (The Feast of Mary Magdalene): Ruth 1:6–18; Psalm 73:23–28; Acts 13:26–33a; and John 20:1–18 …It was a quiet, early morning still lots of … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Feast of Mary Magdalene

The texts for Sunday, July 22, 2012 (The Feast of Mary Magdalene): Ruth 1:6–18; Psalm 73:23–28; Acts 13:26–33a; and John 20:1–18 “Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Sacred Body

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 … I think that sometimes we spend too much time in our heads. … Continue reading

July 16, 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

You are witnesses of these things

The texts for Sunday, April 22, 2012: Acts 3:12–19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1–7; Luke 24:36b–48 … Witnesses. That’s an interesting designation. a witness sees something, experiences something. It’s kind … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

You are Witnesses

The texts for Sunday, April 22, 2012: Acts 3:12–19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1–7; and Luke 24:36b–48 “You are witnesses of these things.” – Luke 24:48 What does your life bear … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lighten up!

The texts for Sunday, April 15, 2012 (Holy Humour Sunday): Acts 4:32–35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1—2:2; John 20:19–31 … After all, Jesus is risen! Death doesn’t get the final … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Off the Cliff

The texts for Sunday, April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday): Isaiah 25:6–9; Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24; Acts 10:34–43; Mark 16:1–8 The End. Really? That’s it? “So they went out and fled from … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 5 Comments

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