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Blogging Towards Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mark 8:14-30 M. K. Gandhi Is generally attributed with saying “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” He tweaks the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:38 : “”You have heard … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mark 8:1-13 We often want proof that God is there, a sign, something that will corroborate and confirm that God is and that God is there, and specifically that God … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mark 7:31-37 What does it mean to speak truth?.. to power?; that’s counter-cultural?; truth that’s transformation on both a personal and universal level? We struggle to know what it means … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mark 7:24-30   Is being faithful more about maintaining tradition or openness to change? That’s what we talked about last week. In this week’s continuing read of Mark we encounter … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mark 7:1-23 We return to Mark’s gospel story in a heated argument, a public debate between groups of Jewish religious leaders (Phraisees and scribes) and Jesus. This ganging up on … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 26, 2015

2 Samuel 11:1-15 The Bible talks about sin. If you haven’t heard yet, it’s against it. In the overarching vision of the testimonies of the Bible, sin is entymologically “missing … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mark 6:30-56 How is it that we don’t hear from God, or glimpse the Spirit’s moving in our lives and world more often? Is God not really active and alive … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards, Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mark 6:1-13   Jesus has come and gone in chapter 5 crossing to the Gentile world and then back to Israel and now to home. He’s been recognized at large … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mark 5:1-20 Jesus has left Israel – the land of God’s people – to cross the sea of Galilee into Pagan or Gentile land (everyone besides the Jews). They were thought to … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, June 28, 2015

  Mark 5:21-43      Today’s story is a two for one, a parallel weaving together of the story and salvation of two people at the end of their rope. … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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