RCL: Hungry

In the midst of these bread sagas, we get a narrative of what everlasting bread means from Jesus. Jesus promises to be enough for us. Jesus promises to be nourishment, to be what we need in John 6:35, 41-51. This follows the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. Everyone saw how Jesus fed the… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Food For Thought

There is a lot of food for thought in this week’s Revised Common Lectionary lessons! And no matter how many people partake in that food, there will be leftovers – at least according to the readings from 2 Kings and John. So, in that spirit, here are a few tidbits to help get your sermon… Read More

RCL – What is a good shepherd?

Proper 11, Year B It isn’t Good Shepherd Sunday, and yet it sort of feels that way upon reflection of the readings appointed for Sunday, July 18. All of our readings resound with flock language and shepherd imagery, hopefully causing us to pause and wonder what makes a healthy flock and effective shepherds? They also… Read More

RCL: John in High Places

In Mark 6:14-20 we start with a shock. John the Baptist has already beheaded. Cousin of Jesus Christ, it seems obvious that the mistaking of one for another would be inevitable. In a culture where most people are probably related in some way; it seems likely that people would look similar. As everyone tries to… Read More

RCL: July 4, 2021 Questions for the Crossroads

July 5 2021   Questions for the Crossroads Folks like me who work disasters and critical events know that as we begin to move out of the worst dangers a crossroads is created for many people. There, decisions are made about relationships, careers, jobs, education, retirement plans, moving house, family life, financial priorities, faith and more.… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Blood and Life and Equity

This week’s Revised Common Lectionary Gospel reading should carry a trigger alert for feminine health concerns. And also – what a blessing that a health issue particular to people with uteruses is addressed in Scripture! Moreover, Jesus does not follow the traditional teaching of his religion claiming that the woman who asks for healing is… Read More

RCL: Seeds

One of the most amazing experiences of my life was to sit in the Garden of Gethsemane with trees that were over 2,000 years old. It was mind boggling to think that some to these trees were the very same trees that Jesus sat by to pray and the disciples sat near to sleep. I… Read More