The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.16 The Authority to Teach The Gospel for today provides to the reader the most profound message concerning the teaching authority of the church. This is a lesson that all Christians should bear in mind at all times, but especially in those moments when any Christian presumes to understand […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 8:27-35 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.09 Miracle No Miracle In the gospel reading for today we are given an example of Jesus’ healing power. The narrative constructed in such a way as to have the reader believe that what is important is the story of Jesus’ healing power, that he is able to […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 7:31-37 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.02 The Way and Hypocrisy The Gospels must always speak to us of the challenges we face in our time. We have to be mindful of this. The do tell something of the challenges the gospel writers faced in their own time, and that may be of interest to […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2018.08.26 Faith and The Way The Gospel reading for today gives us an example of just where the early church went astray, beginning to deviate from the teaching of Jesus, and the lived experience of the way he taught. In the final paragraph we are given the thoughts of […]Read more "A Homily – John 6:60-69 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2018.08.12 The Way and the Message The gospel reading for today is replete with theological errors, it could be a case study in the misapplication of metaphor. The reading uses the metaphor suggesting that Jesus is the bread of life, like the mana that fell from heaven when […]Read more "A Homily – John 6:41-51 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2018.08.05 The Way, and Belief There is a lot to parse in the gospel reading for today, the most salient matter is this. God, the creator of the universe is the author of all life. We do not come to life by believing in it, we are already alive, […]Read more "A Homily – John 6:24-35 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2018.07.29 Propaganda The reading for today is a gross misrepresentation the ministry of Jesus and the way that he preached. This reading from the Gospel of John is piece of pure propaganda, as such it is an example of the type of writing that should be struck from the […]Read more "A Homily – John 6:1-15 ©"