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Blogging Towards Sunday, February 7, 2016

  Mark 8:27-9:8   Who is God? How is God in the world? Those are the fundamental questions of faith and spirituality. To some extent how we come to respond … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mark 6:1-29 As we move towards next year’s presidential election we’re talking a lot these days about leadership and authority. Today’s scripture contains a contrast in leadership: Jesus, John the … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 24, 2016

Mark 5:21-43   What does a good life look like? That’s been the quintessential question of humanity since our genesis. Socrates sought the answer in dialogue. The writer Ecclesiastes wrestles poetically with … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 17, 2016

 Mark 4:1-34   Is God still speaking in the world? Are the promises of God, which we hear in scripture, in the world? The evidence can seem contrary. Where is … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 10, 2016

Baptism of Our Lord Sunday Isaiah 43:1-7 & Luke 3:15-22 Is God still speaking in the world? How do we hear the voice of God? Scripture? Nature? Through each other? … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 3, 2016

Isaiah 60:1-9 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12   Our English language doesn’t really have its own word to say what the Greek word “ἐπιφάνεια” depicts. Perhaps that’s why rather than translate … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 27, 2015

The First Sunday after Christmas Luke 2:21-40 Christmas is about presence and absence. In fact all of faith is about that theological paradox. God is present mysteriously in a baby … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Second Sunday of Advent LOVE Micah 5:2-5a & Luke 1:39-55 A common tension during this time of year regards music. Clergy are trained and taught to save the singing Christmas Carols … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Third Sunday of Advent Zephaniah 3:14-20 & Luke 3:7-18 JOY We sing of this season as the most wonderful time of the year. Yet the message of John the … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 6, 2015

The First Sunday of Advent  Malachi 3:1-4 & Luke 3:1-6 PEACE “Today’s scripture is hardly the ‘deck-the-halls’ kind of message that we expect to hear at ‘the most wonderful time of the … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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