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They Don’t Know: February 4, 2024

They Don’t Know: February 4, 2024

 Year B, Epiphany 5                                             Isaiah 40:21-31                                                                                               Just last week I was listening to an NPR news quiz show and they mentioned that a recent study...

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A Better Epilogue:   January 21, 2024

A Better Epilogue: January 21, 2024

 Year B, Epiphany 3                                        Jonah 3:1-5,10                             We all know the story of Jonah and the whale.  It’s in every children’s Bible.  There are songs, movies, shows.  But they usually focus on the whale part, maybe a...

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The Word of God was Rare:  January 14, 2024

The Word of God was Rare: January 14, 2024

 1 Samuel 3:1-20                                     Year B, Epiphany 2                                                                              I am sure we all remember 2020 as an incredibly difficult year.  The country shut down in March due to the COVID...

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God’s Masterpieces: January 7, 2023

God’s Masterpieces: January 7, 2023

Year B, Epiphany 1                                         Mark 1:4-11                                                                                         About ten years ago, I became enthralled with Vincent van Gogh.  It started with a general appreciation of...

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Words are not Weapons: Dec. 31, 20023

 Year B, Christmas 1                                 John 1:1-18                   In the first church I served, Christmas Eve featured the traditional gospel reading from Luke 2 which includes the story of Jesus’ birth with Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the...

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What Mary Knew: Christmas Eve

 Year B, Christmas Eve                                                    Luke 2:1-20                                                                                     I am going to share a little clergy secret…which you would only know if you followed dozens and...

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Unconfinable God: December 24, 2023

Unconfinable God: December 24, 2023

 Year B, Advent 4                       2 Samuel, 7:1-11, 17 & Luke 1:26-38, 46-55                 Being a prophet has got to be a horrible job.  In our Old Testament reading, we hear from the prophet Nathan for the first time.  It’s already clear that he has a...

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Dreams, Nostalgia and Joy: Dec 17, 2023

Dreams, Nostalgia and Joy: Dec 17, 2023

 Year B, Advent 3                            Psalm 126                                                        Today is unofficially known as Gaudete Sunday---which is Latin for Joy—Joy Sunday. Upon hearing the readings, you probably noticed a shift in tone from the...

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What’s Wrong with Holy? December 10, 2023

What’s Wrong with Holy? December 10, 2023

 Year B, Advent 2                                                                                     2 Peter 3:8-15a                                                                                                                This year, I have been eager to get the...

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