Can we, who do not live in most ways as if the appointed time is growing short, hear in chapter 7 an invitation to the same kind of freedom that Paul was writing about last week in chapter 6? Continue reading
The lectionary path through Advent B feels like a four-sided die skittering across a board game. It tumbles through the four-facets in the order of Mark-Mark-John-Luke-Matthew. Each possible landing leads to a very different past and thus a very different future. Continue reading
For Jesus there is no room for vengeance, revenge or seeing anyone, not even the offender, “knocked down a few pegs.” Continue reading
I wonder how many are going to preach on the epistle (Romans 12:1-8) this week? I suppose even fewer might reference zombies in the process. Continue reading
On the urging of parishioners, I have started to preach without a manuscript. I’m learning, and I learned a good lesson this past Sunday. Continue reading
In Romans chapter 5 Paul artfully weaves together past, future, and present tenses. The message that rings through it all is that Jesus Christ has justified us, will save us, and is reconciling us. Continue reading
I’m pleased to say that The Preacher’s Table is back! But this time, we’ll be doing things a little differently… Continue reading
For many, the forced and over-the-top manner in which theological imagery was imputed into the movie is both ridiculous and absurd. After all, the Christian belief in Jesus is not a belief in a superhero.