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Blogging Towards Sunday, June 28, 2020

Psalm 34 As you look closely at the beginning of this psalm, you’ll find that it doesn’t say, “I am happy at all times,” but “I bless God every chance … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, June 14, 2020

Psalm 137 The Book of Psalms is the prayer book of the Bible. Eugene says that it provides us with the language for prayer: our responding to the God who … Continue reading

June 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Song of Faith in Withering Times

  Today at @CAPCOakland, we started a new Sunday Series on the Psalms – writing our own songs of faith. Here’s our first submission.  A Song of Faith by Monte McClain … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 10, 2020

Acts 18:1-4 & 1 Corinthians 1:10-18   In our weekly reading of the Acts of the Apostles, which tells the story of the emergence of the Church, we arrive in … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 3, 2020

  Acts 17:1-9 & 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10   I was walking our dogs this week in the Oakland Hills when a man on the trail near me shouted at me, … Continue reading

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 26, 2020

Acts 3:1-10   The Book of Acts or the Acts of the Apostles is believed to have been written by the same author as the gospel of Luke: presumably Luke … Continue reading

April 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 22, 2020

Mark 12:28-44 The Book of Mark is most likely the first of the four gospel books to be written, sometime in the late 60s CE. Today’s reading follows and continues … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 23, 2020

  Mark 8:27-9:8   Paradox (noun): a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.   When we … Continue reading

February 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 2, 2020

  Mark 5:21-43   Trauma is defined as the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope. Such a life-threatening experience is beyond … Continue reading

January 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 26, 2020

  Mark 5:1-20   Today’s story is disturbing. Maybe you’re bothered by the loss of life and income in the 2,000 pigs that hurl themselves off the cliff (Today the … Continue reading

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment