A postcard from the 21st Sunday after Pentecost 10/17/21 “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” Jesus knows that James and John don’t fully understand what they are asking for, but he does not rebuke them. [Mark 10:35-45] Instead he tries to redirect them to … Continue reading “…where the least are the greatest”
A postcard from the 20th Sunday after Pentecost 10/10/21 “But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” Jesus makes it clear that the Kingdom of God is not going to be structured according to the world. Case in point, young man that comes to Jesus in our reading from … Continue reading “…where the children are blessed”
A postcard from the 19th Sunday after Pentecost 10/03/21 Kids as lots of questions. Our reading [Mark 10:2-16] yesterday begins a series of teachings that link the Transfiguration of Jesus and the triumphal entry into Jerusalem that would begin the last week of Jesus’ earthly life. We look to these teachings to learn important lessons … Continue reading “…where the children are blessed”
A postcard from the 18th Sunday after Pentecost 09/26/21 The weather this weekend was amazing! I spent the weekend at Camp McDowell leading a retreat for the students in the Alabama Integrative Ministry School (AIMS). I am the director AIMS which is a nonresidential formation program for people in the process of becoming deacons or … Continue reading Powerful Prayer
A postcard from the 17th Sunday after Pentecost 09/19/21 So who is James? As we are approaching the end of the series of reading from the Book of James, you might be wondering who this James fellow is. The “James” found in the opening address the book is traditionally been identified as James the brother … Continue reading The Good Life
A postcard from the 16th Sunday after Pentecost 09/12/21 A bit and bridle are more about communication than control. I was lucky growing up that I get to spend part of my youth riding horses. I did three-day event competitions, which involved jumping and flatwork. My summer would be spent in riding lessons, hanging out … Continue reading Taming the tongue
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