September 4, 2016

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

I, like many of you yesterday, was surprised, alarmed, and disturbed by Mississippi State’s one-point loss to South Alabama after leading by 17 points at the half. But the Bulldogs […]
August 28, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The big wig, the big cheese, the kingpin, the top dog, the big shot, the top brass, the fat cat, the heavy hitter, the head honcho. When people are said […]
August 21, 2016

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

She was bent over and quite unable to stand up straight. We have found ourselves in her position perhaps at times in our lives, whether for a few moments or […]
August 14, 2016

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Today’s gospel reading seems perhaps out of place, with what we know about Jesus. We call him the Prince of Peace. He was the one who praised Mary for peacefully […]
August 7, 2016

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

When a person begins to study the Bible and Bible history, at some point along the way there is usually a realization that comes as sort of a shock to […]