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Blogging Towards Sunday, January 21, 2018

  John 2:13-25 Today’s scripture goes straight to the ways in which it is different than the other three (Synoptic) gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke).  In the latter, Jesus goes to … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 14, 2018

  John 2: 1-11   John is the fourth gospel, significantly different than the other three (Matthew, Mark and Luke – often called the Synoptic Gospels).  In John the first … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 7, 2018

  John 1:35-51   John tells the story of the call of the first disciples differently than the story told in the other gospels, even thought at least two of … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 31, 2017

John 1:19-34   We move into our reading of the gospel of John with an accounting of John the Baptizer. The story is a collection of episodes, each focused around … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 24, 2017

  John 1:1-18   This week we again read a soaring piece of prophetic poetry, this time from the gospel of John.   The prologue (chapter 1) is unique, and believed … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 17, 2017

Isaiah 55:1-14 This week we read a soaring piece of prophetic poetry from the book of Isaiah.  From his native Judah (the Southern Kingdom), he witnessed the rise of Neo-Assyrian … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 10, 2017

  Ezekiel 37:1-14   We turn this week to the prophet Ezekiel, who was a priest and prophet in ancient Judah, a contemporary of Jeremiah during the time of the … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

CROSSROADS WORKSHOP: “RACISM, POWER, & DOMINANCE IN THE US AND THE CHURCH”

THE PRESBYTERY OF SAN FRANCISCO INVITES YOU TO THE CROSSROADS WORKSHOP “RACISM, POWER, & DOMINANCE IN THE US AND THE CHURCH” Date: Saturday, December 9th Time: 9 am – 5 … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 3, 2017 : The First Sunday of Advent

  Daniel 3:1-30   Resistance.  It’s a word that populates our current culture in politics, art and conversation.  Not often associated with Advent, it’s actually quite appropriate.  Advent means coming, … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 26, 2017

  Jeremiah 29:1-14; John 14:25-27   This week we hear from the prophet Jeremiah, who came after both Amos and Isaiah.  By his day Israel and Judah are wiped out.  … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment