Pentecost 15B September 2, 2018 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 INTRODUCTION The theme that tied all of last week’s readings together was maintaining faithfulness even in the midst of the various…

Prone to wander

August 27, 2018
Pentecost 14B August 26, 2018 Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69   INTRODUCTION Today’s texts all share a very prominent theme: that of faithfulness to the one true God,…
Pentecost 11B August 5, 2018 John 6:24-35 INTRODUCTION Last week we began what is known as the Bread of Life discourse. Each of Jesus’ discourses in John’s Gospel are explanations…

Will there be enough?

July 30, 2018
Pentecost 10B July 29, 2018 John 6:1-21 INTRODUCTION The past six weeks we have been hearing from Mark’s Gospel; before that we were in John’s Gospel. Today we return to…
Pentecost 9B July 22, 2018 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 INTRODUCTION Always on the 4th Sunday of the Easter season, we have what is called, “Good Shepherd Sunday.” We read the 23rd…
Pentecost 7B July 8, 2018 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 INTRODUCTION The first five chapters of Mark have been a sort of, Discipleship: 101 course. We’ve learned what the kingdom…
Pentecost 6B July 1, 2018 Mark 5:21-43 INTRODUCTION Today’s Gospel story uses a very famous technique Mark loved to employ, affectionately called the “Markan Sandwhich.” In short, he sandwiches two…

Jesus is on the border

June 25, 2018
Pentecost 5B June 24, 2018 Mark 4:35-41 INTRODUCTION In our readings today we’ll find a lot of storm and water imagery, always emphasizing that God is in command even of…
Pentecost 4B June 17, 2018 Mark 4:26-34 INTRODUCTION   Last week we talked about how Mark’s Gospel is apocalyptic – it shows us that dominant powers are not ultimate powers,…
Pentecost 3B June 10, 2018 Genesis 3:8-15; Mark 3:20-35 INTRODUCTION Last week when we began working through Mark, I talked about how Mark’s Gospel is a little rough around the…