Monday, January 15th Today we celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Doctor, Martin Luther King Jr., a man who more than any other, fulfilled the role of our nation’s conscience. He was a prophet, not in the sense that he saw the future (though he did), that is not what a […]Read more "Martin Luther King Day 2018"
The Gospel According to John – 2018.01.014 John and Jesus, and Peter Too It is important to note that John’s Gospel, being the latest, and last to be written, coming nearly one-hundred and fifty years after the death of Jesus, takes a radical departure from any attempt to present the life of Jesus in […]Read more "A Homily – John 1:35 – 42 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.01.01 John and Jesus The gospel for the day illustrates the movement from the ministry of John to the ministry of Jesus. The narrative is executed with a minimum of fanfare, and with only a slight suggestion that the transposition from John to Jesus was ordained by God. […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 1:7 – 11 ©"
The Gospel According to Luke – 2017.12.31 Fulfillment Propaganda, and Mythology Read the narrative carefully. It is mythology and propaganda, as such it is a deviation from the way, for the way is always found in the service of the truth. The gospel writers gave us narratives concerning the early life of Jesus […]Read more "A Homily – Luke 2:22 – 40 ©"
The Gospel According to Luke – 2017.12.24 Mythology Whatever the truth is regarding the birth of Jesus, who would have been known by his family and his people as Joshua son of Joseph, if in fact there was such a child born to Joseph and Mary, If fact Joseph and Mary are actual historical […]Read more "A Homily – Luke 1:26 – 38 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.12.17 Prophetic Movements The reading for today is revisionist narrative. It does not represent the teaching of Jesus. It is false and propagandistic, it represents the worst tendencies of the early church to stifle dissent among its members and sweep its competitors, the followers of John among them, […]Read more "A Homily – John 1:6 – 8, 19 – 28 ©"
Belief Beyond Knowing Does God exist? Does the universe, and do we human beings as a part of it, have a purpose beyond the fulfillment of our immediate desires? Is the entire construct we call reality just an accident, a random sequence of events that are completely unnecessary, un-called for, and as meaningful as the […]Read more "Faith Seeking Understanding"