Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

A Canaanite woman and Charlottesville, Virginia: a reflection on Matthew 15

I imagine the range of sermons preached this weekend in the U.S. from the Gospel reading assigned in the Revised Common Lectionary will vary widely. A challenging passage at the best of times, given the national mood following the events … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Naked Man – pt. 44

“Jesus summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits; and he instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Naked Man – pt. 42

Adina pressed Mark. “Why would Jesus say that? That’s, that’s…cruel. The man’s just been told his daughter has died, and Jesus’ response is, ‘Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.’? What kind of faith?!” “Perhaps,” Miryam responded gently, “the same kind … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Naked Man – pt. 39

If you’re new to this series, you can read the introduction here. Mark continued the story. “Now, the herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and out in the country. And the people came to see what it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Naked Man – pt. 35

Mark found himself strolling around the courtyard in the shadows of late afternoon, his lips moving in silent prayer. He paused from time to time to lay a hand unthinkingly on a bench, or a tree as a distant memory … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Naked Man – pt. 34

“And Jesus was saying, ‘The kingdom of G_d is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and grows – how, he himself … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Naked Man – pt. 33

If you’re new to this series, you can read the introduction here. “Would you mind helping me sit down?” Miryam asked Rachel. As she took the old woman’s arm and eased her into her chair, Miryam smiled up at her … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment