The way that Joseph buried Jesus is instructive. Joseph brought a linen cloth, took the body down from the cross, and wrapped it in that cloth. He laid the body…

Come on In, Come on Out

April 11, 2021
The Resurrection leads to 2 kinds of Christians (and we need both!). Indigenous Christians who say, “Come join us!” And indignant Christians who say, “Let’s get this message out to…

Seeing is Believing

April 4, 2021
When it comes to the resurrection, John's Gospel stresses the important role of vision.  This is the message that Mary gives the disciples, "I have seen the Lord."  When it…
Only one human being calls Jesus "God's Son" in Mark's Gospel.  Only one human being comes to that revelation on his own without any audible help from heaven.  One person…

Gazing Upon the Cross

March 21, 2021
Jesus is giving his final address to his followers, his last will and testament.  Greeks arrive where Jesus and disciples are gathered, find Philip, and make an extraordinary request:  "Sir,…

Keeping the Faith

February 7, 2021
The Isaiah passage comes on the heels of the Babylonian exile.  What these exiles need to hear, what they need to know and believe, what they need to trust and…
Jesus' sermon is interrupted by a demon-possessed man.  Most of us think of Sunday worship as a time of quiet and contemplation - a time of centering and serenity.  And…

Our Time is God’s Time

January 24, 2021
In Mark 1:15, Jesus proclaims:  "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent and believe in the good news."  One can sense the urgency of…

Two Old Prophets and a Baby

December 27, 2020
When Joseph and Mary present Jesus to the Lord in Jerusalem, they dedicate this child's life to God signifying that the child Jesus will be "holy to the Lord" (Luke…