December 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent

In today’s gospel for this second Sunday of Advent, we first hear a list of names and places. It’s a “who’s who” of rulers, which locates our story during a […]
December 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent

Penitance. It’s one of those church words that doesn’t get used a lot in the world, but it means being sorrowful for our ill actions and taking steps to live […]
November 25, 2018

Christ the King Sunday

I did a lot of reading when I was young. I wasn’t a natural athlete or anything like that. We didn’t have many neighbors, so I spent a lot of […]
November 18, 2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost

There is a modern parable that’s been attributed to Henri Nouwen which imagines a conversation between two twins in the womb. One asks the other, “Do you believe in life […]
November 11, 2018

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Beware of those who like to walk around wearing long robes and saying long prayers and getting greetings of respect. At first glance, it might seem that today’s gospel is […]