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Blogging Towards Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mark 14:12-31 What does it mean to be a Christian? Who is against us? Who is for us? These questions asked by the text this week, also reverberate throughout our … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mark 14:1-11 The past weeks we’ve been reading through a series of theological confrontations and verbal duels between Jesus and his adversaries (see Mark 11 and 12). Here the irony is … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mark 12:35-44 We wonder if a tree falling in the forest makes a sound if there is no one there to hear it. Along those lines we might ask: is … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mark 12:13-34 The church is not immune to our surrounding culture. In a time of massive and continual change, we’re surrounded by partisan politics, polarizing pundits and contagious apathy. How … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mark 11:27-12:12 In last week’s reading (Mark 11:1-26) we saw Jesus enters the capital town of Jerusalem, fulfilling all that the Messiah-King-Leader would be and do to deliver the Israelites … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 14, 2015

Mark 11:1-25 Jesus calls us to be children of the light, to walk in the darkness and the light in the world, to walk in his Way and not stumble. … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mark 10:13-31 What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus? What does one look like who does what Jesus did, living like him, loving abundantly and subversively as … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mark 9:30-50 The key phrase of the periocope (section of the gospel) is verse 35 “Whoever what to be first must be last of all and servant (or slave) of … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 20, 2015

Mark 9:14-32 Some religious traditions distinguish between saints (those who obey God’s will), and sinners (who disobey). Others set apart saints as super-holy sorts of superhero people. The latter would … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mark 8:27-9:1 This scripture is the heart of the gospel. It is the paradoxical good news of Jesus Christ. And yet it’s perhaps the hardest word to understand. Last week’s … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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