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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

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 17, 2019

  John 4:1-42   Water is among the most important and common elements of our world and bodies. 71% of our planet is water. 60% of our bodies are water. … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 10, 2019

John 9:1-41   While we talk about soil and dirt this week it can be hard to see the connection with this story of miraculous healing. Jesus opens the eyes … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 3, 2019

1 John 4:19-5:21   We reach the end of our community reading of the letter of 1 John. Each week we’ve wrestled with the principal idea of the pastoral advice: … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 24, 2019

  1 John 4:1-19   Human nature is by nature one of striving. It’s what the creation story of Genesis points to in the condemnation of Adam and Eve by … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 17, 2019

Genesis 4:1-8, 1 John 3:11-24   Faith is a fierce freeing force in life. The stories of the Bible point to a radical movement of liberation, self-discovery, mutual empowerment and … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 10, 2019

  1 John 2:18-3:10   How do you deal with people with whom you strongly disagree? Increasingly, or at least so it seems, we seek to cut them off and … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · Leave a comment