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 […]
August 13, 2017

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Peter walked out onto the water, but when he noticed a strong wind, he became frightened and began to sink. There is a word of encouragement here that when we […]
August 6, 2017

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Today’s gospel is one half of a sort of juxtaposition of two very different feasts that are found right alongside one another in the scripture. In the verses just prior […]
July 30, 2017

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July has been full of a lot of traveling for our family, and as often happens when we visit, the question comes up of where exactly is home. When asked […]
July 23, 2017

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

The ancient Greek church taught a picture of the human being, which I am prone to repeat but it bears repeating, that describes why it is that life can seem […]