Archive for May, 2015

Monday of Trinity Sunday – Luke 1:1-25

ShareLuke 1:1-25 I love the opening of St. Luke’s Gospel because I feel, even more than in the other Gospels, that St. Luke is talking to me.  “You talkin’ to me?  You talkin’ to me?” we ask. St. Luke’s answer (which is really God’s) is, simply, “Yes.” Why do I feel as if St. Luke […]

May 31, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of Pentecost Sunday (Ember Saturday) – 2 Timothy 1:1-14

Share2 Timothy 1:1-14 I want to discuss predestination and free will this morning. There – that ought to wake some of us up! All throughout St. Paul’s incredible opening to his second letter to Timothy he asserts, side by side, two fundamental truths of life in Christ.  First, your salvation, your faith, and your good […]

May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Pentecost Sunday (Ember Friday) – 2 Corinthians 3

Share2 Corinthians 3 You and I are God’s love letter to the world.  That is St. Paul’s message this morning. “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living […]

May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Pentecost Sunday – Galatians 5:16-25

ShareGalatians 5:16-25 In 1938 Orson Welles delivered what may have been the most electrifying radio address ever given.  He and his Mercury Theater group staged a radio version of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” that scared people out of their wits.  During this program, he portrayed how the earth had just been invaded by […]

May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Pentecost Sunday – 1 Corinthians 2

Share1 Corinthians 2 St. Paul is making a very important argument here in I Corinthians 2, but if we treat the Bible as a collection of individual verses to cherry pick for argumentation or meditation, we’ll miss his point.  He seems to be arguing like this: No one knows the things of a man except […]

May 26, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Pentecost Sunday – 1 Corinthians 12:1-13

Share1 Corinthians 12:1-13 Have you ever wanted to be a superhero?  I wrote a novel when I was in college about a guy name Tom Noone who wanted to be a superhero – but that’s a different story!  Growing up, I liked the Hulk, among other superheroes.  My favorite villain was the Hulk’s nemesis, the […]

May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Pentecost Sunday – 1 Corinthians 3:9-17

Share1 Corinthians 3:9-17 In I Corinthians 3:16 St. Paul makes a startling statement that, if we truly understood it, should make your whole body tingle with electricity.  For he asks:  “Do you not know that you are the temple of God?”  The meaning of Pentecost is this: the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ has filled […]

May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the Sunday after the Ascension – Revelation 22:1-17

ShareRevelation 22:1-17 Revelation is for us. By “revelation” I mean both St. John’s biblion, as well as the entirety of God’s revelation. Revelation is for us. As far as when the events of St. John’s Revelation will take place, by now you will have noticed that I believe the Revelation is primarily about what Jesus […]

May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the Sunday after the Ascension – Revelation 21:9-27

ShareRevelation 21:9-27 I love playing the word association game.  If someone says “Light,” then I might say “Dark.”  If they say “Black,” I might say “White.”  Actually, knowing me, I’ll go out of my way to find something to say other than the obvious.  If you said “White,” I’d be more likely to say something […]

May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the Sunday after the Ascension – Revelation 21:1-8

ShareRevelation 21:1-8 Initial, progressive, final.  Remember that: it will help you understand how Revelation can actually be a revelation of Jesus Christ in your life.  Too often, we approach St. John’s Revelation as if it were St. John’s Obfuscation.  I can hear it now: “The first lesson is taken from the twenty-first chapter of The […]

May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More