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Blogging Towards Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ezekiel 37:1-14 & Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost Sunday Today is Pentecost. If you’re a student of Greek you can hear the “penta” which sounds like 5 and means the 50th day … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 17, 2015

In my study this week I came to the conclusion that Jean Vanier (the founder of the l’Arche community) said it best when talking about this chapter in his commentary on John. He … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 10, 2015

John 15:9-17 As I read and wrestled with this week’s scripture I thought of the classic dictum “which came first? The chicken or the egg.” I hear Jesus teaching about … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 3, 2015

John 15:1-8 Extremely mystical, Jesus gives a lyrical explanation of how we are connected to God and to each other. He uses everyday quotidian things and tasks to explain the … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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