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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

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 20, 2019

  John 13:31-35; 1 John 1:5-2:11   The best teachers and leaders I’ve known were those that not only spoke but lived what they taught and said. Their coherence between … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 13, 2019

  John 15:5-10; 1 John 1:1-4   Socrates at his trial for impiety and corrupting youth in Ancient Athens, for which he was subsequently sentenced to death, is said to … Continue reading

January 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Pastoral Letter of 1st John

  First John is written as a sermon and lacks the opening, greeting, thanksgiving and closing greeting that mark most New Testament Epistles (or pastoral letters). The author’s key purpose … Continue reading

January 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2019

  Matthew 2:1-23   Today we celebrate Epiphany. It’s the rare year that this twelfth day after Christmas lands on a Sunday. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning revealing or … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 16, 2018

  Isaiah 42:1-9; Luke 3:7-18   Our readings in Advent have spread from the terror of the ascendance of the Assyrian Empire and the eventual defeat and deportation of the … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 9, 2018

   Esther 4:1-17; Luke 3:1-6    Last week our reading from Jeremiah dealt with the question of hope – how do we hope, and trust, in God’s goodness, faithfulness and … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 2, 2018

  The First Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36   Our society hurdles itself – and us – towards Christmas and all that it represents. The race now often … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 1 Comment