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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

Blogging Towards Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

  John 20:1-18   Since Christmas, we’ve been journeying through the Gospel of John on Sunday mornings.  We’ve seen the careful theological construction of his story-telling.  He begins with the … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 25, 2018

John  12:12-27, 19:16b-22 Throughout John, Jesus has talked of his hour to come.  Today’s first text announces its arrival.  It debuts along with a curious parable spoken in the aftermath … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 18, 2018

  John 19:1-16a    Throughout John, Jesus has talked of his hour to come.  Now it arrives with his judgment, mockery, scourging, condemnation and rejection by his people.  The first … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment