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Blogging Towards Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mark 1:14-20 The Calling of the First Disciples” – that’s the subtitle given by editors to this story in Mark. Yet it’s not just about them, then; it’s also about … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 18, 2015

1 Samuel 3:1-4:1   I don’t know about you but I regularly yearn to unplug, to slow down. And yet in the hectic-ness of life, I only realize that deep … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mark 1:1-11 & Romans 6:1-11  The scriptures today are about identity. In the gospels it’s at the time of his baptism that God clearly affirms his identity as the son of God. … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday January 4, 2015

Isaiah 60:1-6 & Matthew 2:1-12   Today we’re celebrating Epiphany. It’s the 12th day of Christmas (yes it is in face a thing!). It marks the end of Christmas time, the arrival of the Magi. In … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 21, 2014

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:26-55 Today is the last Sunday of Advent. As we remember the story of the birth of Christ, we retell it in anticipation and expectation … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 7, 2014

Isaiah 40:1-11 & Mark 1:1-8 These two scriptures paint pictures of a victory parade and a beginning. Those are the images that we sit with today we imagine and wrestle with the … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Blogging Towards Sunday November 30, 2014

Isaiah 64:1-9 & 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 The First Sunday of Advent HOPE Today is the first day in the Church – or Liturgical – Year: the way of seeing life through the lenses … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mark 6:32-44 Thanksgiving. It’s a week from my writing of this text today. It’s a time we give thanks, express our gratitude for life. President Lincoln established it as a … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 16, 2014

Psalm 19 & John 10:1-6 “Talk is cheap” says the common idiom. And yet talk is what we do. At lunch. Over dinner. Catch up over coffee. When we whisper our prayers. … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards, Sunday, November 9, 2014

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 Rhetoric is the art of persuasion.  It’s increasingly a foreign element in our culture. Rather that persuade with alliterate argumentation and lyrical logic, we scream, shout and rant … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

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