Jesus’ Humor

I collect everything I can on Jesus’ humor. During Lent he is remembered as a “man of sorrows acquainted with grief,” but we also need to remember that most of the time he was a man of joy, immersed in laughter and food and conviviality. Of course, Jewish humor...
Fist or Fingers?

Fist or Fingers?

Fist or Fingers? Lectionary 2 April 2017 5th Sunday in Lent Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45 Text to Life Did you get “pranked” yesterday? Did you find salt in your sugar bowl or shaving cream in your shoes? Yesterday, of course, was “April Fool’s”...

Emerging – Exploring

The clarinet was a brand new instrument when Mozart because enamored with it. The Stradivari family was already well-known for building the string instruments that are still considered the best in the world, but the clarinet was a relatively new invention. And...
Pilate’s Ruse

Pilate’s Ruse

Pilate’s Ruse Story Lectionary 2 April 2017 The Fifth Sunday in Jesus’ Lenten Journey Abimelek’s Warning Vision Regarding Sarah (Genesis 20) Pharaoh’s Warning Dreams of Famine (Genesis 41) Washing of Hands in Atonement (Deuteronomy 21:1-8) Israel Wants a King (1...

Media Shapes Our Life and Our Faith

Building Empathy and Solidarity Through Story Summary: “Humans spend about a third of their waking hours daydreaming. It’s a survival feature. Our constant imagining of a possible future helps prepare us for the future that actually comes. We’ve already...