September 17, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The story we hear in today’s gospel is a reflection of a social system that is very different than the one we live in, one in which slavery, and the […]
September 10, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

I’d like to tell you about a great day I once had. It was the day I graduated from seminary. It took place at a big beautiful church in Columbia, […]
September 3, 2017

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

He, who last week was the rock upon which the church was built, today is the devil. And by being so called by Jesus, we get a very clear picture […]
August 27, 2017

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

I’ve been seeing a lot of pictures on social media lately of people who were formerly in my confirmation class going off to KU and K-State and WSU, and standing […]
August 20, 2017

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

We are going to deal with today’s text backwards and deal with the confusing part—or the more confusing part—first. In the second half of today’s text, Jesus says something that […]