Not an Entertainer – a Meditation on Mark 7:31-37

“And taking him aside from the crowd privately…” Often when we think of Jesus performing miracles, we can think of big, showy things – almost like it would be like a summer blockbuster. [...]

How About a Little Peace – a Meditation on Luke 19

Beat them into submission. Spread rumors and “facts” about them until they shut up and go away. No, I'm not talking about how we work today in dealing with our “friends” or classmates – or at [...]

“My Name’s Pit” – a Reflection on Luke 16

“The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.”

You Call That Fruit? – A Meditation on Matthew 7:15-23

“You will recognize them by their fruits.” You’ll know them by their fruits. That’s what Jesus tells us – that false prophets will be easy to spot by their fruits. Here’s the [...]

Twisted Guts – A Meditation on Mark 8:1-9

“I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat.” They were stupid. They were the wrong race. They were just the worst of the worst. That is [...]

Get Gone God! A Meditation on Luke 5

“Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord” – Luke 5:8 Simon Peter may have been a sinful man, but he was no fool. When there was the amazing catch of fish, he knew this wasn’t [...]

What’s Your God Like? – A Meditation for Trinity 4

“Be Merciful, even as your Father is merciful” – Luke 6:36 So what is God like? If someone asks you what God is like, what do you say? You might say mighty or powerful or omnipotent (if you [...]

God’s Foolish Love – Trinity 3

“… his father saw him and felt compassion…” God is full of foolish love. That’s what the three parables in Luke 15 tell us. Each is an example of God’s foolish and joyful [...]

Meditation For Trinity 2 – Luke 14:17

“And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’” – Luke 14:17 There were so many excuses given [...]

Lectionary Meditation – Trinity 1

“If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.” The story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is one of the most vivid ones we have in [...]