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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

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