Preparing in the Wilderness

December 4, 2022
Word of God, preparing for Christmas in the midst of difficulties, uncertainties, and unrest.

The Hope of the World

November 27, 2022
As we enter Advent, we come across these strange scriptures…they are apocalyptic scriptures, which merely mean they are telling us about or warning us about what will happen in the…

End Times?

November 13, 2022
When we read Jesus’ words correctly in Luke 21, we begin to realize that it was not the distant horizon of history that was supposed to occupy our minds but…

Navigating a New World

November 6, 2022
Here we are listening in on an argument. Jesus is responding to hostile critics. This is the only time in Luke’s Gospel that Jesus has a debate with Sadducees. Perhaps…

A Seeking Savior

October 30, 2022
In this familiar story, Jesus is communicating three things. To the people, he communicated: I am the one who seeks and saves, which according to Ezekiel, is God himself. In…

Have Mercy on Me, a Sinner

October 23, 2022
In a little story that is this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells about two people who have come to the temple. Each of them is focused (obsessed?) with sin. One of…

Persevere, My Friends

October 16, 2022
We wonder if this parable might have been intended to provide encouragement to discouraged believers in the early church. Perhaps they were praying for deliverance from some persecution. Or perhaps…

Where are the Nine?

October 9, 2022
Jesus tells ten people to look for a priest. This is an interesting command because Jesus is the ultimate priest. We no longer need priests to go on our behalf…