Tag: the Old Man

Friday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:14-25

ShareRomans 7:14-25 I used to want to be a psychologist, or at least a cognitive scientist.  I’m interested in the bizarre diversity present within human beings, especially the more bizarre aspects of who we are.  There was a time when I wanted to study dreams and how vivid various people’s were, and when I was […]

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Wednesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 6

ShareRomans 6 Changes of identity fascinate us human beings.  It’s one of the reasons Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and multiple personality disorders (Three Faces of Eve; Sybil) intrigue us.  People like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and David Bowie are particularly notable examples of the chameleon-like nature of modern identity.  You’re all familiar with the gender […]

August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 4:17-32

ShareEphesians 4:17-32 The drama of good vs. evil grips us because it hits so close to home.  Some of the most compelling myths today – things like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings – grab us precisely because they dramatize the battle between good and evil. But the most dramatic version of the battle […]

April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 23 – Colossians 2:20-3:11

ShareColossians 2:20-3:11             The commandment to obey God’s commandments, to not indulge the flesh, to not commit fornication, uncleanness, evil desire, covetousness (a form of idolatry), anger, malice, blasphemy, filthy language, lying, etc. are so numerous and so forceful in the Bible that they overwhelm me. Good!  They are meant to overwhelm the Old Man […]

November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 10 – Luke 19:47-20:8

ShareLuke 19:47-20:8 Who is Jesus Christ? Careful!  The way you answer this question determines everything else in life: it’s important to get it right. The chief priest and scribes in Luke 20 get it wrong.  Very wrong.  “Who is he who gave you this authority?” they ask.  And they should know.  It should be clear […]

August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 8:26-39

ShareLuke 8:26-39 The Christian life is a human exorcism in slow motion.  Because the speed at which God delivers us from ourselves is often slow, we often miss what God is doing in our lives. What would your life look like if you took it and sped it up so that a day passed in […]

June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – Ephesians 4:17-32

ShareEphesians 4:17-32 The drama of good vs. evil grips us because it hits so close to home.  Some of the most compelling myths today – things like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings – grab us precisely because they dramatize the battle between good and evil. But the most dramatic version of the battle […]

January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:14-25

ShareRomans 7:14-25 I used to want to be a psychologist, or at least a cognitive scientist.  I’m interested in the bizarre diversity present within human beings, especially the more bizarre aspects of who we are.  There was a time when I wanted to study dreams and how vivid various people’s were, and when I was […]

August 28, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 6

ShareRomans 6 Changes of identity fascinate us human beings.  It’s one of the reasons Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and multiple personality disorders (Three Faces of Eve; Sybil) intrigue us.  People like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and David Bowie are particularly notable examples of the chameleon-like nature of modern identity.  You’re all familiar with the gender […]

August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 4:17-32

ShareEphesians 4:17-32 The drama of good vs. evil grips us because it hits so close to home.  Some of the most compelling myths today – things like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings – grab us precisely because they dramatize the battle between good and evil. But the most dramatic version of the battle […]

May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More