13th Sunday after Pentecost September 3, 2017 Matthew 16: 21-28 You can click on this link to read the text in Oremus Bible Browser This has been a hard week. Watching the devastation in Houston has flipped me back to my post-Katrina days. I didn’t arrive until the following summer. But it was enough. All […]
Good News in the Wilderness
1st Sunday in Lent February 22, 2015 Mark 1:9-15 Has this ever happened to you? You’ve committed to a new healthy practice – giving up smoking, losing weight, setting aside time to read your Bible and pray every day. You have it all planned; bought the groceries, set aside the proper time and place, […]
Easy to Love?
2nd Sunday in Lent March 4, 2012 Mark 8: 31-38 In the verses just before our reading today, Jesus has asked his disciples what people are saying about him, and who people think he is. […]
The Wild Beasts
First Sunday in Lent February 26, 2012 Mark 1:9-15 If you want to be a pastor, the first step is to declare your intention to your synod and apply for ‘candidacy.’ Anyone can go to seminary and study what pastors study, but getting to be a pastor is a longer process. You have to […]