Following the miraculous feeding of the 5000, the crowds crowd around Jesus because they received the feeding…they wanted more of what Jesus could give them…but Jesus is on to them,…
In His hometown, Jesus is “no big deal.” We are even told that he couldn’t do miracles there because of their lack of faith…BUT He DID heal some folks anyway,…

Faith & Desperation

June 27, 2021
Why did Jesus tell his disciples not to tell anybody about these two miraculous acts of compassion; one for the woman with the issue of blood and the other for…

A Stormy Venture

June 20, 2021
Mark is once again teaching us in parables. This time the teaching is an account of Jesus and his disciples in a storm. “Who then is this?” They ask that…

Getting Back to Normal

June 6, 2021
By the time we come to the third chapter of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus has stirred up opposition and it begins to conspire against Jesus (Mark 3:6). Jesus has organized his…
Here we are given the opportunity to explore the implications of Jesus’s resurrection and ascension for our daily practice of the faith in our Christian lives. Nobody is expected to…
Perhaps this lesson from Acts about selecting a successor for Judas can be an invitation for us to note and to underscore that, when we attend to human organizations and…

Come on In!

May 2, 2021
The story of the Ethiopian eunuch is pivotal in the early church.  The image I get of the church in Acts is a group of people breathlessly attempting to keep…

Loving One Another

April 25, 2021
First John simply says that we ought to love one another.  Most of us think of love as an emotion, something that one either feels or doesn't feel.  But the…
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…