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Blogging Towards Sunday, February 4, 2019

  John 4:1-42 Today’s scripture is easy to follow, but without some background information, it’s also easy to misunderstand.   Samaria:  For Jews in Israel, Samaria is a place to … Continue reading

February 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bloging Towards Sunday, January 28, 2018

  John 3:1-21   Today’s scripture contains the most often quoted Bible verse in American culture (3:16).  But we often forget the context, because you can’t fit that on a … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 21, 2018

  John 2:13-25 Today’s scripture goes straight to the ways in which it is different than the other three (Synoptic) gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke).  In the latter, Jesus goes to … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 14, 2018

  John 2: 1-11   John is the fourth gospel, significantly different than the other three (Matthew, Mark and Luke – often called the Synoptic Gospels).  In John the first … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 7, 2018

  John 1:35-51   John tells the story of the call of the first disciples differently than the story told in the other gospels, even thought at least two of … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 31, 2017

John 1:19-34   We move into our reading of the gospel of John with an accounting of John the Baptizer. The story is a collection of episodes, each focused around … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 24, 2017

  John 1:1-18   This week we again read a soaring piece of prophetic poetry, this time from the gospel of John.   The prologue (chapter 1) is unique, and believed … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 17, 2017

Isaiah 55:1-14 This week we read a soaring piece of prophetic poetry from the book of Isaiah.  From his native Judah (the Southern Kingdom), he witnessed the rise of Neo-Assyrian … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 10, 2017

  Ezekiel 37:1-14   We turn this week to the prophet Ezekiel, who was a priest and prophet in ancient Judah, a contemporary of Jeremiah during the time of the … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

CROSSROADS WORKSHOP: “RACISM, POWER, & DOMINANCE IN THE US AND THE CHURCH”

THE PRESBYTERY OF SAN FRANCISCO INVITES YOU TO THE CROSSROADS WORKSHOP “RACISM, POWER, & DOMINANCE IN THE US AND THE CHURCH” Date: Saturday, December 9th Time: 9 am – 5 … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment