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Blogging Towards Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

  John 20:1-18   Since Christmas, we’ve been journeying through the Gospel of John on Sunday mornings.  We’ve seen the careful theological construction of his story-telling.  He begins with the … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 25, 2018

John  12:12-27, 19:16b-22 Throughout John, Jesus has talked of his hour to come.  Today’s first text announces its arrival.  It debuts along with a curious parable spoken in the aftermath … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 18, 2018

  John 19:1-16a    Throughout John, Jesus has talked of his hour to come.  Now it arrives with his judgment, mockery, scourging, condemnation and rejection by his people.  The first … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 11, 2018

John 18:28-40   Today’s scripture passage relates the climactic moment in a trial motif that spans the Gospel of John.  It begins in chapter 1:14-18 with God’s Word spoken into … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, March 4, 2018

John 18:12-27   Today’s scripture is like modern movie story-telling in which two scenes unfold simultaneously in different spots: the interrogation of Jesus and that of Peter.  This passages, near … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 25, 2018

  John 13:1-17   Today’s scripture is again punctuated by paradoxes and misunderstanding.  Jesus takes an every-day task (washing the feet of guests) and turns the world upside down by … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, February 18, 2018

  John 11:1-45   This week’s scripture is filled with contrasts and paradoxes. Jesus is the word, from the beginning, in whom is life. The light that shines invincibly in … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

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