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“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”


read this Oct. 7, 2018 Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16   Here’s how one of my commentaries begins its reflection on Mark 10:2-16: “She did not look like a Pharisee. She appeared harmless: a flowered-print dress, short in stature, glasses too large for her rounded face.  I thought she was going to welcome me to the church.  […]

“True Religion”


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“Keeping Faith”

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“Eat My Flesh”

anonymous 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”

site de rencontre gratuit et international 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 […]

“God Will Find a Way”

http://adetacher.com/misroe/jisdr/5433 June 24, 2018 Mark 4:35-41 I heard a song the other day. It goes: God will make a way, when there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me. He will be my guide, hold me closely to his side, With love and strength […]

“The Christian Secret”

http://josiart.at/rete/2169 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 […]