August 11, 2019

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

In his book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, the historian, Reza Aslan, reaches the conclusion that those around Jesus, those who witnessed the events which led […]
August 4, 2019

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

I have become more and more aware in recent years of how completely without meaning or worth most of my thoughts are. The clutter that my mind can contain. I’ll […]
July 28, 2019

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

The comedian Jim Gaffigan looks at his audience and says, “I want you all to be comfortable, so I’d like to talk to you about Jesus.” And the laughter that […]
July 21, 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think that my great-grandmother Ruby would have liked today’s gospel at all. Because every time we came to see her, meeting at […]
July 14, 2019

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

A good Samaritan. The phrase has fallen into modern parlance to describe anyone who performs a random act of kindness. But we, separated from the culture that surrounded Jesus, miss […]