Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

The Challenge of New Things

The texts for Sunday, October 26, 2014 (Reformation Sunday):  Jeremiah 31:31–34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19–28 and John 8:31–36 I didn’t record the sermon this week, but I sang the gospel using Luther’s rules … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 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

The Dawn from on High

The texts July 1, 2012 (moved from June 24, 2012 — the celebration of the birth of John the Baptist): Malachi 3:1–4; Psalm 141; Acts 13:13–26; and Luke 1:57–80 “By … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Taking Up Your Cross

The texts for Sunday, March 4, 2012: Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16; Psalm 22:23–31; Romans 4:13–25; Mark 8:31–38. I confess that I cringe when I read this gospel text. I’ve rarely heard … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Waiting

The texts for Sunday, December 4, 2011:  Isaiah 40:1–11;  Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13;  2 Peter 3:8–15a;  and Mark 1:1–8 As a person who has, in all honesty, stood by the microwave and pleaded with … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Little Bit of Paul

The texts for October 30, 2011: Jeremiah 31:31–34; Psalm 46; Romans 3:19–28; and John 8:31–36 “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:36 … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Body Broken

The texts for Sunday, September 4, 2011 are: Ezekiel 33:7–11; Psalm 119:33–40; Romans 13:8–14; and Matthew 18:15–20. … No, we only encounter that God, that God embodied in Jesus when … Continue reading

September 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Broken Community

The texts for Sunday, September 4, 2011 are: Ezekiel 33:7–11; Psalm 119:33–40; Romans 13:8–14; and Matthew 18:15–20. “If another member of the church sins against you…” – Matthew 18:15a The … Continue reading

September 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Dancing

In a dance, one person leads and one person follows…or at least in a beautiful, smooth, natural dance.  At least, I think that’s how it is supposed to work.  I’ve … Continue reading

July 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

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