January 23, 2018

For the present form of this world is passing away. - 1 Corinthians 7.31

Most of the time, it seems as if the present form of this world is gaining momentum and power.  Fear, anger, greed all seem to increase.  Yet, here in 1 Corinthians, Paul promises us that the prese...

October 3, 2016

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. - 2 Timothy 1.6

Paul writes a letter of advice to his young friend, his right hand, his son in the faith, Timothy.  And he rem...

September 5, 2016

Jesus invited us (nay, commanded us) to give up all of our possessions if we wish to be his disciples.  I think Jesus means this literally.  He dies on the cross with nothing.  All of us leave the world with nothing.  We are better off to admit it than to run from that...

August 30, 2016

Jesus has some pretty clear words on dinner etiquette in last Sunday's reading.  He not only tells us where to sit, but also tells us who to invite the next time we throw a party:12He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do n...

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