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Most Lutherans will focus on the Reformation this Sunday and that’s nice. I hope they talk about salvation as a present day reality instead of telling people they how much better off they will be when they are dead. … Continue reading
I want to thank those of you who have been reading my blog over the last five or six years. I’ve learned a lot by researching the revised common lectionary topics and I hope I’ve given you reason to … Continue reading
John 2:1-11 John wrote that Jesus changed water to wine. It’s a great miracle story that in the past I explained revealed Jesus’ power over the natural world. But Martin Luther helped me start to interpret this in a … Continue reading
John 1:14 Many words in the Bible have taken on individual (theological) meanings and thus, have lost the depth and multiplicity of meanings they were meant to convey. I think that’s why Martin Luther called the Scriptures a “dead … Continue reading
Mark 13:1-8 The end of the world is coming. Even though it’s a difficult process to go through, it’s a good thing. Except it will be a different kind of end than what most of us were taught. The … Continue reading
Matt. 7:13-14 Gay marriage is a holy exception to the biblical generalization of the union of two people. Exceptions to the Law are found by entering the narrow gates of love. Jesus said there are few who enter by way of … Continue reading
Jesus said, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his friends and his own family.” He couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal … Continue reading
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Pentecost has always been a bit of a mystery for me. I think it’s one of the hardest events following the resurrection of Jesus to understand: the giving – or baptism – of the Holy Spirit. … Continue reading