The Gospel According to John – 2018.04.22 The Shepherd and the Sheep There is wisdom and truth in the reading for today. There is also folly, misconstrual, fear, and lies. Remember the beginning of Joh’s Gospel: In the beginning was the Word All things came to be through the Word Not one thing came […]Read more "A Homily – John 10:11 – 18 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.03.25 The Disappeared Be mindful, read the words of Mark’s Gospel carefully. They were written decades after Jesus was murdered. They were written in the years after the Romans came and laid waste to Jerusalem, destroying the temple, never to be rebuilt. These words were written after Saint […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 14:1 – 15:47 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2018.03.11 The Gift, without Strings Remember this: the salvation of the world was not worked out by lawyers, and it does not take place in the context of a battle between the forces of good, and the forces of evil. We are not choosing sides in a cosmic […]Read more "A Homily – John 3:14 – 21 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.02.25 The Transfiguration The reading for today is pure distillation of mythological tropes common among the Hebrew people. It carries forward some a set of theological themes that very important in the first century. It also situates the early Jesus Movement clearly within Rabbinical Judaism, which is otherwise […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 9:2 – 10 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.09.03 In Good Company The most salient point we should take from this reading is not: The prophecy of Jesus regarding his death in Jerusalem, and the resurrection that followed, this is the propaganda of the church. It is not the suggestion that those […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 16:21 – 27 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2017.06.04 The Gospel of John 20:19-23 Gospel Acclamation Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12, 13 © Psalm 103(104):1-2,24,27-30,35 © First Reading Genesis 11:1-9 © Faith, and Beginnings It is the feast of Pentecost. Christians throughout the world celebrate this day. It is the […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of John 20:19-23 ©"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.21 Getting it Wrong It is often the case that the writers of John’s Gospel express these confusing and misleading sentiments. The world did not hate Jesus, though it is true that some people did. Their hatred arose from fear, and it led to anger, […]Read more "A Homily – John 15:18 – 21 ©"