As I say in the sermon, a mentor used to say that in every group someone is coming from a wedding and someone from a funeral. This meal Jesus has in Bethany with Lazarus, Mary, and Martha is exactly like that, so very human. I worked most closely with John 12.1-6.
This was a weird Sunday. For what I’m fairly certain is the second time in my life, the weather meant that driving to church was a bad idea–something that became clearer as the day went on. I’m blessed with lay people who are good about stepping up and helping out, but the sermon is a […]
Jesus, hungry, in the desert. Hearing this weeks episode from The First Reading Podcast really changed how I heard the exchanges between Jesus and the devil. Here’s what I said: I worked most closely with Luke 4.1-13.
Jesus is not usually a huge fan of crowds–or so Scripture makes it seem. He hangs out with the scholars in the temple rather than journey home, he often retreats from the crowds to pray or plans travel to evade a gathering crowds–until today. Today Jesus heads straight for crowded Jerusalem. The readings can be […]
I love the stories of God making a covenant with people. Because why would God? Except for love. This covenant with Noah is the first and it comes with a this repeating sign of the covenant: a rainbow. I worked most closely with Genesis 9.8-17
It is weird approaching Lent again when Lent was the last time life seemed to make sense. If you want to join me in check COVID Standard Time, please do. Although I preached mostly on the season, there are a few references to the readings for Ash Wednesday.
The lectionary, from which we get our Sunday readings, has been super on point recently. If you, like me and so many others, have been asking the hard questions about what to do in times of trouble and where God is when we are sad and overwhelmed, these are readings for us. I worked with […]