6th Sunday after Pentecost July 5, 2015 Mark 6:1-13 You can click on this link to read the Bible verses in Oremus Bible Browser So when you heard these two stories side by side did you find yourself wondering why those old guys who put together all the readings all those years ago would […]
Can Jesus Learn?
10th Sunday after Pentecost August 17, 2014 Matthew 15: [10-20] 21-28 So here’s the question: does Jesus learn about his ministry as he meets new situations? We meet Jesus today after a run-in with the strict Jewish sect, the Pharisees. The confrontation has been about clean versus unclean. This is not anything […]
A Day in the Life….
5th Sunday after Epiphany February 5, 2012 Mark 1:29-39, Isaiah 40: 21-31 My friend Katie is a talented and beautiful young woman married to a soldier. In the short time she’s been married she’s already lived far away from the people she loves. It’s sometimes a lonely life. But it doesn’t stop her from […]
Who Do You Trust?
8th Sunday after Epiphany February 27, 2011 Matthew 6:24-34 January of 2004 found me in Mexico City fulfilling my “Cross-Cultural Experience.” Seminary students were required to spend 120 hours in another culture. I was terrified. I was going to meet the poor and it scared me to death. I had struggled long and hard as […]