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Blogging Towards Sunday, April 26, 2015

Psalm 23 & John 10:11-18    Power and powerlessness are what I hear as the core elements underneath this week’s scriptures. How does leadership approach power? How about us when we have … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 19, 2015

Luke 24:13-35  Many people today claim to be spiritual but not religious. It as being religious is a question of faith is less a question of having faith or not … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 12, 2015

John 20:19-31 Today we’re doing a different sort of Biblical meditation and proclamation. It’s more of a decentralized and personal experience than a classic oratory sermon. The In the last … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015

  Isaiah 25:1-10 and John 20:1-18      Although John begins his gospel differently (he doesn’t talk about a manger or birth, but a philosophical cosmic poem about the LOGOS – the word of … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015

John 12:9-19   The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem adored by a crowd is one of the episodes recorded in every gospel. But what’s it really about? In hearing it … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 22, 2015

  John 12:20-28a Jesus speaks of death as a way of gaining life. It’s the mystery at the heart of the revelation of Jesus of Nazareth who we experience as … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 15, 2015

Numbers 21:4-9 & John 3:1-21 Sin. Repentance. Salvation. Those are the three notions that are at the heart of today’s scriptures. They’re presented and talked about in different ways, and … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 8, 2015

Exodus 20:1-17 & Mark 12:28-34  Liberty. It’s at the center of much of what we wrestle with these days: from the goals of the Arab Spring, to the violence of ISIS, to … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mark 8:22-38 This section of scripture can be broken up into two pericopes (units). Scholars do that based on movement. In verses 22 and 27, Jesus and his friends move into new … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 22, 2015

Genesis 9:8-17 & 1 Peter 3:18-22   Today is the first Sunday of Lent, and also the first Sunday during the Lunar New Year Celebration. These holidays speak of self-sacrifice … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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