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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, 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

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