Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. It is famously noted that Martin Luther, one of the pillars of the Protestant Reformation, was not fond of the letter of James. He called it a “book of straw,” … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. In John’s Gospel, we start to see what happens when people who like to hang around with Jesus start to hit teachings with which they are less comfortable. Okay, Lord, … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. In this morning’s reading from John, Jesus says, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the … Continue reading

The Gospel of Mark records Jesus teaching about the Kingdom of God and has many stories of Jesus healing people. In these stories of how Jesus healed people, he usually orders the people to not tell anyone about what he … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. This morning’s sermon is on failure. And I would like to start off by apologizing for failing you this past week Part of my job is to make sure that … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. This morning’s Gospel lesson is a good one for a Baptism Sunday. It is a good one for all of us who are not done yet growing in our faith. … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. In First Samuel, the prophet has gone to anoint a new king. He does this in secret, of course, because the old king thinks he isn’t done being king yet, … Continue reading

How do we hear these texts speaking to us today? Jesus talking about the unforgivable sin, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, and Adam & Eve eating the fruit of the tree they were not supposed to touch or they would … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. I am coming to understand a new way of looking at our Biblical faith: it is the interwoven strands of God’s promise and our obligation. The promise is that we … Continue reading

Grace and Peace to you this morning. Grace and Peace. What a cacophony they heard that day. Each speaking so that those around them could understand in their own language, in their own hearing. Faithful Jews from so many areas … Continue reading