Tag: authority

Wednesday of Trinity 15 – Matthew 8:1-13

ShareMatthew 8:1-13             Have you ever met someone who had a commanding sense of authority?  An authority so great that everyone around silently took notice and responded to the mere physical presence of this person? When I first began my career as a teacher my senior year in college as a student teacher, it became […]

September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Septuagesima Sunday – Galatians 1:1-10

ShareGalatians 1:1-10 Heresy begins not in the head but in the heart.  Show me a heretic, and most likely I’ll show you someone in rebellion against God.  Naturally, there are some who through ignorance follow false teachers.  But usually a turn from correct doctrine is a direct turn from God. This seems to be Paul’s […]

January 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 2:1-10a

Share2 Peter 2:1-10a             There is a dark side of many of the New Testament Epistles.  But it occurs in some form in just about every New Testament letter: it is the subject of false teachers. I have avoided it in my meditations so far because it hasn’t directly been a part of my experience, […]

November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 19th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Share1 Timothy 3:1-13 St. Paul continues in chapter 3 with his teaching on authority in the church, only this time he is addressing bishops and deacons in particular.  Like so much of Scripture, if we really believed what God has commanded us, I wonder how it might revolutionize our lives and our churches. As we […]

October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 19th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 2

Share1 Timothy 2 We come today to a difficult teaching of St. Paul: his teaching on women in the church. So what does Paul teach?  First, that a woman should learn in silence with all submission.  Second, he does not permit a woman to teach or have authority over a man, but to be in […]

October 15, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Trinity 15 – Matthew 8:1-13

ShareMatthew 8:1-13             Have you ever met someone who had a commanding sense of authority?  An authority so great that everyone around silently took notice and responded to the mere physical presence of this person? When I first began my career as a teacher my senior year in college as a student teacher, it became […]

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 6:1-9

ShareEphesians 6:1-9             There is a person who is above you, and you must obey him, even when you don’t want to. Be honest: what’s your first response to such a statement?  As a good modern or American, you might be offended.  You might get red in the face and arm yourself to defend your […]

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 2:1-10a

Share2 Peter 2:1-10a             There is a dark side of many of the New Testament Epistles.  But it occurs in some form in just about every New Testament letter: it is the subject of false teachers. I have avoided it in my meditations so far because it hasn’t directly been a part of my experience, […]

November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of the 19th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Share1 Timothy 3:1-13 St. Paul continues in chapter 3 with his teaching on authority in the church, only this time he is addressing bishops and deacons in particular.  Like so much of Scripture, if we really believed what God has commanded us, I wonder how it might revolutionize our lives and our churches. As we […]

October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 19th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Timothy 2

Share1 Timothy 2 We come today to a difficult teaching of St. Paul: his teaching on women in the church. So what does Paul teach?  First, that a woman should learn in silence with all submission.  Second, he does not permit a woman to teach or have authority over a man, but to be in […]

October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More