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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

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mark 1:40-45 & Mark 9:2-9 These two texts are related in terms of a secret – Jesus tells others in each episode to say nothing to anyone, to keep what they’ve seen, … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 8, 2015

Isaiah 40:21-31 & Mark 1:29-39 What is God all about? It’s a large vague-ish question, which the scriptures of the day address. Isaiah’s prophetic poem is the expression of faith and the … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mark 1:21-28 It’s often that I feel lost, or that I experientially “get” what Paul said when he wrote “I do the things I don’t want to do, and what … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mark 1:14-20 The Calling of the First Disciples” – that’s the subtitle given by editors to this story in Mark. Yet it’s not just about them, then; it’s also about … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

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