Deliverance

Deliverance

Deliverance Story Lectionary 1 July 2018 Lord of Womb and Water, Birth and Rebirth (Exodus 14 and 15-16) Moses and the Healing Snake (Numbers 21) Psalm 90: The Lord of Birth and Rebirth Psalm 104: Lord of Water and Creation Psalm 139: The Womb of the Lord The Book...

The American Church

Patriotism Inside the American Church “On the Sunday morning preceding Brad’s post, my wife and I sat through a church service that featured boy scouts parading the flag right before the congregation stood and pledged allegiance to it. I whispered, “and to the...
Jesus Knows You by Name

Jesus Knows You by Name

Jesus Knows You by Name Lectionary 1 July 2018 6th Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 Text to Life What’s in a name? Everything, that’s what. Forget Shakespeare, who insisted that “a rose by any other name would...

Moving Beyond Cliché –Preaching Tip for 1 July 2018

When you mine for metaphors, make sure to dig into them deeply, so that what you say is not just a matter of tradition or worse, cliché. You must not imagine that those before you have found out everything to be found, although it’s helpful to know what they...