“Why We Need to Know Bartimaeus”


bekanntschaften ammersee Oct. 28, 2018 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52   The Book of Hebrews doesn’t get a ton of play in the lectionary that we (and most other mainline churches) follow. Right now, toward the end of what they call Year B, is high season for Hebrews.  We get 7 weeks of Hebrews; that is, if I […]

“True Religion”


opcje binarne od czego zacz__ Sept. 2, 2018 Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23   I told you about Debie Thomas last week. She blogs on the lectionary passages, and so far I have to say I haven’t read a thing by her that’s failed to leave me at least little better off than I was before.  This […]

“Keeping Faith”

over here Aug. 26, 2018 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69   I want to begin with a quote from a book that I just started reading. The author’s been talking about the lack of civility in our current cultural climate.  She writes: “If we disagree, we must hate each other, right? No.  This is our culture’s lie du […]

“Eat My Flesh”

femme kinoise cherche homme Aug. 19, 2018 John 6:51-58   I’m not sure what inspired me, but there were a few semesters during college when I sang with the college choir. It wasn’t a fancy thing; it’s not like there were auditions or evaluations of any kind.  Pretty much anybody who wanted to could join a section and give […]

“Words of Life”

http://blipsystems.com/mikluxa/1573 July 8, 2018 Mark 6:1-13 I missed you last week because I was on an island somewhere in Lake Michigan attending a preaching conference that was focused primarily on reading the biblical verbs. In fact, the title to the lecture series was, “Reading the Verbs: Finding the Script in Scripture.” It’s funny to think that […]

“The Christian Secret”

Read Full Report May 13, 2018 Ascension Sunday Luke 24:44-53 Ephesians 1:15-23   My colleagues at Tuesday’s lectionary group were unanimous in their decision not to preach on the Ascension of Christ today. Technically, the feast of the Ascension was Thursday (and I heard they suspended alternate side of the street parking in NYC on Thursday because of […]

“A Social Alternative”

April 8, 2018 John 20:19-29   I took some ribbing from a certain member of my family (who shall remain nameless, though I’ll tell you I’m married to her) for being more than just a little excited about last Sunday’s live performance of Jesus Christ Superstar on network TV.  Did any of you see it? I […]