Suffering for Community

Mark 9:38-50 Proper 21 How much do we value community? I find in Mark 9 that Jesus struggles with his disciples understanding of community. He talks about the fracturing of community that is going on in the world when describes how the son of man will be handed over to men and killed. He then... Continue Reading →


Day 2 Preaching the Parables

The structure of this class on days 2, 3 and 4 is for a lecture on the context of each gospel and how the shape and purpose of each gospel influences the interpretation of the parables. In the second part of the class there is a presentation of a parable by a student and then... Continue Reading →

Easter is Happening

On Easter the women bring spices to the tomb to anoint the corpse of their hope. They said to each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” The women then look up and see that the stone had been rolled back. I am thankful for that reminder... Continue Reading →


Interesting day at church

How much do we expect miracles to happen when we come to church on Sunday morning? Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany - Mark 1:21-28 On the Sabbath day Jesus entered the synagogue in Capernaum and began to teach. Everyone was astonished at his teaching. To experience the teaching of Jesus face to face would be... Continue Reading →


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