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Blogging Towards Sunday, August 12, 2018

Matthew 31:31-32   The gospel of Matthew is believed to have been written for Jewish believers in and followers of Jesus who most likely lived in and around modern-day Syria. … Continue reading

August 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 22, 2018

  Psalm 137; Jeremiah 29:4-7   We live in a time of greater cultural shift and change.  Phyllis Tickle called it the “Great Emergence,” comparing it to a 500-year yard … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 15, 2018

      Romans 5:1-11, 18-21  (the Message)   The pastoral letter we call Romans is the chef-d’oeuvre of the work of the apostle Paul.  This note to the church … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 20, 2018

Revelation 17:1-14; 19:1-21 As Christians, we affirm that Jesus the Christ came as the revelation of God and never left.  At Pentecost, we celebrate the presence of God in our … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards May 13, 2018

Revelation 13   If God came in Jesus into the world to turn it right side up, defeated sin and death on the cross, and if the Spirit of God … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 6, 2018

  Revelation 6:1-8; 7:9-17   The glimpse of the heavenly adoration of God and the Lamb on the throne, transitions to a new sight: the breaking of the seals and … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 29, 2018

  Revelation 5:1-13    Revelation 5 continues the awesome image, first begun in chapter 4, of mysterious beings, elders, living creatures, thousands upon thousands of angels. The poetry of the … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 22, 2018

  Revelation 4:1-11   While we often think of Revelation as a book of condemnation and apocalyptic destruction, it’s actually one of pastoral encouragement towards liberation, a theological introduction of … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 15, 2018

    Revelation 1:9-2:7   Revelation is a challenging word. A historically divisive book in Christian history, it was not initially included in the Biblical canon, not recognized as “orthodox” … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 8, 2018

  John 20:19-32   Jesus has risen from the dead.  Now what?  The gospel of John ends with this chapter which contains four stories around the resurrection.  The first two: … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · Leave a comment