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Blogging Towards Sunday, October 10, 2021

Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17 Our story continues in the second book of the Hebrew Bible – Exodus – telling the story of the people of God. Abraham and Sarah had … Continue reading

October 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 3, 2021

Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23 & 32:22-32 Our story – according to Genesis – begins in the dust, from which God shapes us and gives us life through breathing the Divine Spirit … Continue reading

October 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 27, 2020

Psalm 27 Today is 172 days since we started sheltering in place for the COVID-19 pandemic. We began that time – at least I did – unaware, not able to … Continue reading

July 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 12, 2020

Psalm 127 Tucked away in the Hebrew books of Psalms is an even older songbook called “the Songs of Ascents.” The songs are the psalms numbered 120 through 134. They … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 5, 2020

Psalm 96 The Book of Psalms is the prayer book of the Bible. Eugene Peterson says that it provides us with the language for prayer: our responding to the God … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

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