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Tumbling in the Sand

Between the Hosannas and Hallelujahs

Jesus, we walk again with you Cheerful palms waving Music full of Hosannas Bells and children choirs add light to the day Even as we read the Passion account, it’s … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

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