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Blogging Towards Sunday, January 15, 2022

Mark 8:27-38 & Romans 12:1-2 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached a sermon entitled “Transformed nonconformist” on the text we hear today in November 1954. Here are some excerpts. … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 8, 2022

Matthew 2:1-12 & Mark 8:22-26 Today’s text tells the story of the arrival of the Magi. It’s at the heart of our modern celebration of Christmas. This is the part … Continue reading

January 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 11, 2022

Isaiah 35:1-10 & Matthew 1:18-25  Isaiah writes to his people who walk in the darkness of banishment and exile, enduring cultural genocide, societal enslavement and oppression in the 8th century … Continue reading

December 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Back to School Prayer

Back to school blessing for the 2022-23 school yearA prayer by Teri McDowell Ott (from the Presbyterian Outlook) [LINK] August 12, 2022 Maddie’s grinning to show off her missing front … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 15, 2022

Mark 8:22-26 I grew up learning that together we can find answers and solutions to the problems we face.  This requires listening to one another, wisdom, thinking through things and … Continue reading

May 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging towards Sunday May 8, 2022

Genesis 11:30-12:4; 15:1-21                   Today’s readings include one that’s simple and one that’s crazy!  Genesis 12 is the call of Abraham and Sarah.  God speaks to them. They recognize God’s … Continue reading

May 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 1, 2022

Luke 7:18-35 QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION & EXAMEN: • What engaged you, enraged you, or surprised you in this story? • John sees Jesus but can’t see him. Just like the … Continue reading

April 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 29, 2022

John 20:19-31  The gospel of John is one of four Biblical narratives telling the story of Jesus.  Written in ancient Greek, it includes significant metaphor, poetry,  and references to ancient … Continue reading

April 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

John 20:1-18 The gospel of John is one of four Biblical narratives telling the story of Jesus. Written in ancient Greek, it includes significant metaphor, poetry, and references to ancient … Continue reading

April 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022

John 12:12-27 & 19:6b-22  Today’s text selections continue the story of the arrest, torture and execution of Jesus (chapter 19) and also retell the story of the Entry of Jesus … Continue reading

April 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

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