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Blogging Towards Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mark 8:14-30 M. K. Gandhi Is generally attributed with saying “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” He tweaks the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:38 : “”You have heard … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mark 8:1-13 We often want proof that God is there, a sign, something that will corroborate and confirm that God is and that God is there, and specifically that God … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mark 7:31-37 What does it mean to speak truth?.. to power?; that’s counter-cultural?; truth that’s transformation on both a personal and universal level? We struggle to know what it means … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 26, 2015

2 Samuel 11:1-15 The Bible talks about sin. If you haven’t heard yet, it’s against it. In the overarching vision of the testimonies of the Bible, sin is entymologically “missing … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mark 6:30-56 How is it that we don’t hear from God, or glimpse the Spirit’s moving in our lives and world more often? Is God not really active and alive … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards, Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mark 6:1-13   Jesus has come and gone in chapter 5 crossing to the Gentile world and then back to Israel and now to home. He’s been recognized at large … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mark 5:1-20 Jesus has left Israel – the land of God’s people – to cross the sea of Galilee into Pagan or Gentile land (everyone besides the Jews). They were thought to … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, June 28, 2015

  Mark 5:21-43      Today’s story is a two for one, a parallel weaving together of the story and salvation of two people at the end of their rope. … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mark 4:35-41 I shared last week that faith is often like walking with your eyes open through thick fog. We see, not always clearly, and second-guess most things. Today’s scripture … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mark 4:26-34  Ezekiel 17:22-24  How does God work in the world? Is God even present, actively working and moving in the world?; in our world? Last week’s scripture from Isaiah 43:16-21 [blog … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 1 Comment