Why are there so many names for Jesus given in this short section of John’s gospel? And what do these names mean–and imply?
Wherever in the world we hear of the slaughter of innocents, wherever there are refuges flooding over borders in terror of persecution, this story of the slaughter of the innocents of Bethlehem and the flight of the Holy Family serves to remind us that Christ has been there too.
The Gospel of John also does not contain a birth narrative and it also makes no reference to Bethlehem. But rather than one rather short, bald declaration, as in Marksâ€™ opening sentence, John begins with 18 gorgeous verses that are profoundly rich and deep both as poetry and as theology.
Joseph thought that putting Mary away quietly was the utmost that could be asked of a righteous man. And then he learned that true righteousness demands very much more.
What does the image of the Stump of Jesse mean as prophecy and as promise?
What kind of King is this?
Year C, All Saintsâ€™ Day Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31 Today is the celebration of All Saints Sunday. Saint Paul referred to all his fellow-ChristiansÂ as â€œsaintsâ€–meaning by that one who had been made holy through baptism and membership in the body of Christ. And so it is appropriate that we often [...]
Proper 23, Year C, 2010
Luke 17: 11-19
Preached October 9/10, 2010
Preached October 17, 2010
Proper 24, Year C
Parable of the Unjust Judge