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Blogging towards Sunday, August 25, 2019

      Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15 & Matthew 11:28-30   Sabbath is a tricky concept. We’ve tended to see it as a Jewish thing, not really applicable to us, … Continue reading

August 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 18, 2019

  Psalm 30 & Mark 5:21-43   There are 150 Psalms (poetic hymns) in the book we call the Psalms. Today’s reading – Psalm 30 – is a good example … Continue reading

August 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 11, 2019

Psalm 13 & Genesis 22:1-14   “Nothing to be done.” That’s what some might say when faced with evil, darkness, or the seeming silence of God. This week in the … Continue reading

August 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 28, 2019

Psalm 103 & Genesis 12:1-4   We’re all learners at life, faith, and prayer. We have to figure out how prayer becomes more than something that the preacher talks about … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 7, 2019

  Psalm 137 NRSV | The Message Translation   I’ve heard it said that the stories of the Bible aren’t realistic. If anything, today’s Psalm contradicts that view, showing the … Continue reading

July 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

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