Tag Archives: Lectionary

What If Gandalf Doesn’t Show?

(a Lection Reflection on Psalm 130 and Mark 5:21-43) There is a scene in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers where Gandalf is leaving Aragorn to go get help. As he mounts up and prepares to leave, he says “Look to my … Continue reading

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Is Jesus Calling Us To Be Superheroes?

(a Lection Reflection on Mark 4:35-41) I have a guilty habit to share: I enjoy reading adventure novels. Jason Bourne, Dirk Pitt, Jack Ryan — I buy them in paperback, and usually read them in a couple of days. They’re brain … Continue reading

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Of David, twigs, and seeds — a lesson about the Kingdom of God

(A Lection Reflection on 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13, Ezekiel 17:22-24, and Mark 4:26-34) I love the Onion. So, when they put out a faux compilation of their work across the 20th century entitled “Our Dumb Century,” I had to have a copy. On … Continue reading

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Are Christians Crazy? (Mark 3)

(a Lection Reflection on Mark 3 and 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1) Yes, that’s a provocative title — as in, for most people it provokes an immediate response. Based on recent incidents reported in the media, the response “hell yes” … Continue reading

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The Process of Being Born-ed (John 3)

(a Lection Reflection on John 3) My wife and I have two grown sons. We have experienced many special, wondrous moments with each of them. I have to say, though, that one of the most amazing moments I have ever … Continue reading

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