Tag Archives: Jesus

Seeking Christmas

 It isn’t with the Christmas tree Or presents wrapped for all to see St.Nick, he didn’t bring it here Nor Frosty of the Grinch I fear   It isn’t in the shopping mall Nor songs that sing our ‘Deck the … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and The World He Lived in Part 4

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and The World He Lived in Part 4: A Scripture Shaped World When I originally did my presentation on the Gospel of Mark and the way that it interacts with the world in which Jesus lived … Continue reading

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Father Forgive Them…A Poem for Good Friday

Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing Your people chose to listen to the voices that fill the air of this noisy world The calls of the gods of violence and might they have answered … Continue reading

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Images for the Third Sunday after Epiphany

The Calling of the Disciples from Matthew’s Gospel      

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Three Days- A Poem

Three days has my master been gone Three days since those he loved scattered Three days since receiving his pierced and battered body One final gift from the hands of our oppressors Three days of mourning and preparations Three days … Continue reading

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Alone, life is over, Those whom I ask to wait for me enter into sleep A sleep deeper than death itself Seconds creep by, minutes last for years As I wait for my Father to answer me Yet no answer … Continue reading

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At the Table- A Meditation and Poem for Maundy Thursday

At the table with the others who will stumble and fall Here with the one who touched us each in our turn Healing our sickness, dispelling our demons, freeing us from our captivity At least for the moment we are … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Jesus Ministry: A Sermon

Years ago, when I was going through Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA, I remember one of the black hats there that would continually shout at us, “This ain’t Burger King, Airborne, you can’t have it your way.” When Jesus … Continue reading

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The Place of Authority Part 2-1: The Beginning of the Christian Story

Carl Heinrich Bloch, The Sermon on the Mount, Public Domain Image Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to … Continue reading

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