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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

Blogging Towards Sunday, June 7, 2015

Isaiah 43:16-21 How do you keep on keeping on when there seems to be no way out, no way forward? Isaiah speaks to that sort of situation. The prophet writes … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 31, 2015

Romans 8:1-25  Trinity Sunday After Pentecost (last Sunday) we traditionally pause to articulate and affirm the three-in-oneness of God: what we call Trinity. It’s less a moment consecrated to piercing theological dogmas, … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ezekiel 37:1-14 & Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost Sunday Today is Pentecost. If you’re a student of Greek you can hear the “penta” which sounds like 5 and means the 50th day … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 17, 2015

In my study this week I came to the conclusion that Jean Vanier (the founder of the l’Arche community) said it best when talking about this chapter in his commentary on John. He … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 10, 2015

John 15:9-17 As I read and wrestled with this week’s scripture I thought of the classic dictum “which came first? The chicken or the egg.” I hear Jesus teaching about … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 3, 2015

John 15:1-8 Extremely mystical, Jesus gives a lyrical explanation of how we are connected to God and to each other. He uses everyday quotidian things and tasks to explain the … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 19, 2015

Luke 24:13-35  Many people today claim to be spiritual but not religious. It as being religious is a question of faith is less a question of having faith or not … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 12, 2015

John 20:19-31 Today we’re doing a different sort of Biblical meditation and proclamation. It’s more of a decentralized and personal experience than a classic oratory sermon. The In the last … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015

  Isaiah 25:1-10 and John 20:1-18      Although John begins his gospel differently (he doesn’t talk about a manger or birth, but a philosophical cosmic poem about the LOGOS – the word of … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

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