Tag Archives: Lectionary

The Scribes and Widows You Don’t See

Imagine a group of people: a crowd at a football game, the downtown of a city, a congregation gathered for worship. Now pick out the scribes and the widows. And here’s a hint: not all the widows are women, and … Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Church | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Last Word

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, Steals on the ear the distant triumph song …

Posted in Faith and Church | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

God Is Not An Equation

Like 1.5 billion other people, I am on Facebook. I currently have, uhm … { checking } … 791 friends there. And many of them are Christian. I love my Christian friends, just like all my friends, but sometimes they … Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mean for Jesus

(A Lection Reflection on Mark 7) Some years ago, the denomination I was serving in was in the midst of a wrenching fight. One group was trying to take control of the denomination, and they were framing their tactics as … Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Church | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

You Can’t Have It All

(A Lection Reflection on Joshua 24 and John 6) Choices. We all face them. This sandwich or that one? This house or that apartment? This job or the other? Get married or stay single? And even though we know that … Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Church | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment