Narrative Lectionary: An Intent to Heal (Mark 5:21-43)

Mark 5:21-43 This week, we continue through Mark’s story of Jesus, where he’s healing people society isn’t all that sure they want healed, and he’s calming storms. He’s teaching in parables. Today’s story has the story of the woman who touches Jesus in the crowd, bookended by the story of Jairus’ daughter. Working Preacher commentary… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Interrupting Jesus (Mark 5:21-43)

Like a rock star, Jesus is on a whirlwind tour. Just before this, he has been teaching and healing people in the Decapolis, the ten cities east and south of the Sea of Galilee. Mark tells us about the healing there of the man with demons, who lived among the tombs.  Now, back on the Jewish side… Read More

First Wednesday Festival

Welcome, one and all, to the First Wednesday Festival…Writing!Some of these were self-nominations, and some came from others. If you have something wonderful to share for next week’s edition, please don’t be shy…send it on in to Deadline is midnight on Monday!FYI: The Second Wednesday Festival Topic will be Blogfun! Memes, Quizzes, Recipes, Photos…Lord,… Read More

Tuesday Lectionary Leanings: Better Late Than Never Edition

Dear Friends, with one congregant’s death upon my arrival back home, and the decedent’s widow hovering at the threshold herself, I’m a little distracted with determining if I will have one memorial Friday or two. (Actually one service, two caskets.) So, I ask your indugence if my hermeneutic suffers this week. All shall be well… Read More