“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more…” (Hebrews 10:17)
I was watching a golf tournament on TV a few weeks ago. And as one golfer walked off the green on his way to the next hole, after having [...]
This week churches all over the world will gather for Palm – Passion Sunday. Many churches will begin worship with a procession of Palms, remembering Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem; and many will continue worship with the reading of the passion narrative, the story [...]
Mary and Martha echo the words that belong to all of humanity, words that one time or another have belonged to each of us, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
It’s part of our human nature; we want God [...]
“Open Our Eyes, Lord,” was a popular contemporary hymn in the late 70’s and 80’s. It was a simple prayer song written by Robert Cull.
Open our eyes, Lord We want to see Jesus To reach out and touch him And say that we love [...]
When I think back to life in the second grade, one thing comes to mind, dodge ball! We loved to play that game. I remember sitting in class and watching the clock slowly tick until the appointed time for recess, and as soon as the bell [...]
“Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so [...]
“And the Spirit immediately drove (Jesus) out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan.” This week the season of Lent begins, it is a season that lasts forty days.
Forty is a significant number in the biblical tradition. If [...]
“YOLO,” you only live once! That’s what first came to my mind when I read this week’s appointed Gospel for Transfiguration Sunday. Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up with him on a high mountain, and then, suddenly, Moses and Elijah appear, and Jesus’ face lights [...]
Be perfect? What? In this week’s Gospel Jesus commands us to do the impossible and concludes, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) He tells us to resist, “an eye for an eye,” and instead asks us “to turn the other cheek.” [...]
“For as long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations? (1 Corinthians 3:3)
The appointed texts for this Sunday describe faith communities in conflict. In the epistle Paul chastises [...]