Love: God with Us!

December 22, 2019
Matthew explicitly says that Mary was a virgin, thus signifying that this is no ordinary human birth. In this birth, God is at work bringing about God’s purposes for the…

Joy: Go and Tell John

December 15, 2019
John the Baptist is in jail and he is asking questions.  The questions seem to arise, not out of belief, but from doubt.  If Jesus is God's Messiah, God's answer…
We have here in Romans 15 one of the rare instances where Paul interrupts his testimony to speak of the testimony that is scripture.  Perhaps that's the reason that this…
Two people come up to the temple to pray.  One notes his own righteousness, based upon his spiritual achievements.  The other man stands afar off and blurts out words that…

Obsessed with God

October 13, 2019
Psalm 111 is about God and not about us. It’s a poem, a hymn, of theology rather than anthropology. The psalm begins with “Hallelujah,” and then follows with a celebration…
To those who would make a marked, neat separation between "faith" and "works," this Sunday's Gospel is a challenge.  Jesus seems to connect faith with obedience, seeing obedience to him…