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December 29 – Hebrews 1

ShareHebrews 1 Get your hymnals out now, because at the end of this meditation, you ought to feel like singing songs of praise to Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ is God’s Final Word to us (the “last days” actually occurred in the 1st century, according to the writer of Hebrews), who are to live by every […]

December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Eve – Matthew 1:18-25

ShareMatthew 1:18-25 Emmanuel – “God with us.”  That is the great theme of Christmas. When God became man, even His infant presence brought blessing to all who beheld Him.  We think of faithful Anna, ministering at the temple, and of Simeon.  John the Baptist kicked in the womb when he felt the presence of Mary […]

December 22, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 14

ShareRevelation 14 We could spend the rest of the morning trying to tease out the esoteric meanings of Revelation 14, comparing the symbolism of the Old Testament with that in this chapter, and feeling pretty good about ourselves because we had spent some serious time in the Word. But I find that too many Bible […]

December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 22 – 3 John

Share3 John In 3 John, the apostle of love repeats his theme of love in truth and love of truth. For John, love = truth and truth = love.  In 3 John, this equation is manifest as in 2 John, only this time instead of being spoken of as true of a church, John portrays […]

November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 12th Sunday After Trinity – Luke 24:36-53

ShareLuke 24:36-53 The last verses of the Gospel of St. Luke are the final measures of the greatest symphony ever written.  We have been in the final movement of St. Luke’s Symphony for several chapters now, and here in verses 36-53 we have the final resolution and bringing together of all the themes and actions […]

August 28, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 8 – Luke 15:1-10

ShareLuke 15:1-10 Who wants to make the angels clap and shout and sing with me? In Luke 15:1-10 Jesus shows us how to do just this. I imagine that every time a sinner repents, all the angels and archangels and heavenly host in heaven hoot and holler.  To communicate this joyous celebration, Jesus uses two […]

July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity Sunday – Luke 2:1-20

ShareLuke 2:1-20 Here we are, approximately half a year from Christmas and its peculiar joys.  We’ve more recently experienced the glory and joys of Easter, the Ascension, and Pentecost.  But now what do we do? I’ve got an idea! (Actually, it’s the genius of the lectionary.)  Why don’t we celebrate Christmas in June?  Why not […]

June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Day – Luke 2:1-20

ShareLuke 2:1-20 (The inspiration for this meditation came from Ephraim the Syrian, a 4th century Christian who wrote several excellent Nativity Hymns.) At Christmas the question sometimes arises, “What do you get for the man who has everything?”  For us, the question is, “What should we give to a God who has everything and has […]

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 14

ShareRevelation 14 We could spend the rest of the morning trying to tease out the esoteric meanings of Revelation 14, comparing the symbolism of the Old Testament with that in this chapter, and feeling pretty good about ourselves because we had spent some serious time in the Word. But I find that too many Bible […]

December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday Trinity 22 – 3 John

Share3 John In 3 John, the apostle of love repeats his theme of love in truth and love of truth. For John, love = truth and truth = love.  In 3 John, this equation is manifest as in 2 John, only this time instead of being spoken of as true of a church, John portrays […]

November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More