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Blogging Towards Sunday, June 16, 2019

 1 Samuel 21:1-9 & Matthew 12:1-8   Today’s two texts are related. For in the selection from Matthew’s gospel retelling of the life of Jesus, he refers back to the … Continue reading

June 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, June 9, 2019

Acts 2:1-21 The Book of Acts (of the Acts of the Apostle Paul) is written by the same author as the gospel story told by Luke. Many today think that … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 19, 2019

Psalm 84 & Romans 6:1-11   Have you ever come back from the dead or known someone who has? Christian faith is based on the promise of resurrection. Coming back … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 12, 2019

  Psalm 46 & Acts 2:37-42   Loneliness and isolation comprise the largest public health factor we face today.  This is in large part because of the way our world … Continue reading

May 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 5, 2019

  Colossians 1   Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.  That’s the dominant contemporary approach to linguistics today, rooted in the work of … Continue reading

May 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 28, 2019

Mark 10:17-31   Today’s text is curiously filled with paradoxes. The man comes to Jesus, falling on his knees in respect and honor for this teacher, but then he won’t … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

  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 … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 14, 2019

John 1:1-14; 12:12-19   In the story of Jesus, he appears on the scene of Nowheresville, Palestine (Nazareth in Galilee), on the outskirts of the brutal Roman Empire, and announces … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 7, 2019

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32   One of the widely known parables told by Jesus, recorded in the gospels, this story is often called the Parable of the Prodigal (or lost) Son. … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 24, 2019

John 3:1-18 Can we truly talk about God? Much of modern philosophy argues that how we see and understand the world if shaped first and foremost by language. Their point … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · 2 Comments