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Blogging towards Sunday, November 3, 2019

  Ephesians 1:1-2, 11-23   It’s long been thought that the apostle Paul wrote the pastoral letter we now call the Epistle to the Ephesians. It’s written to the church … Continue reading

November 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 27, 2019

  Daniel 1 & Romans 12:1-3   The logic of the gospel is grace and justification by faith while that of the world is the logic of social ambition, profit … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 20, 2019

Daniel 3, 1 Peter 2:1-10   We live in a complex and anxious age. Many argue more so than at other times because we are living in a time of … Continue reading

October 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 6, 2019

Jeremiah 29:1-14; Luke 10:1-12   Today’s two texts deal with hospitality and welcome. It’s also what’s at the root of the celebration of communion – the sacrament (which means a … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 29, 2019

  Exodus 40:34-38; John 1:6-18   Where is God? It’s a question we ask today in the face of natural disasters, human-made massacres, cancer and other life-altering diseases, climate change … Continue reading

September 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hebrews 11-12:3   Today we begin a Fall Sunday Series on Exile & Diaspora. Those are the terms that we give to the great change that underwent the nation, people … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards the Fall: Living in Exile

  This Sunday we’re beginning our Fall Series on Exile & Diaspora at @CAPCOakland. Those are the terms that we give to the great change that underwent the nation, people … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 1, 2019

  Leviticus 25:1-17 & Luke 4:16-22   We talked last week about Sabbath as a tricky concept. The commandment to rest harkens back to other key Biblical stories. It points … Continue reading

August 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blogging towards Sunday, August 25, 2019

      Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15 & Matthew 11:28-30   Sabbath is a tricky concept. We’ve tended to see it as a Jewish thing, not really applicable to us, … Continue reading

August 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 18, 2019

  Psalm 30 & Mark 5:21-43   There are 150 Psalms (poetic hymns) in the book we call the Psalms. Today’s reading – Psalm 30 – is a good example … Continue reading

August 15, 2019 · Leave a comment