Even So

Easter 2B  John 20:19-31 “…the doors of the house where [they] met were locked for fear…” This is the opening scene of our Gospel text for today and a description of Jesus’ disciples on that first Easter evening. They were behind locked doors, afraid. It is a feeling we might find very familiar because at…

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Change in the Air

Pentecost 12A Jeremiah 15:15-21, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-29 Before we get started looking at today’s scriptures, I have a confession to make: I do not like a single one of the texts for this week. Not one. In the first one, from the Old Testament, Jeremiah is whining on and on, as he does pretty…

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Or Is It?

Lent 2C   Philippians 3:17-4:1  Luke 13:31-35 I have always thought that Lent was an odd season. I grew up in a church that had little to no observation of this purple season and did not really come to know it as an important part of the church year until I was an adult. It is full…

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Suffer Die Rise

Pentecost 11A Jeremiah 15:15-21, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 Confession: I do not like a single one of the texts for this week. Not one. Jeremiah is whining on, as he does through pretty much his entire book. The text from Romans makes Paul sound like a father with a list of advice for his kids…

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