3 Easter 2022

Today I want to begin by talking about the letter seven in Biblical texts.  In Hebrew the root of many words, especially verbs are made up of three consonants and not until the 6th century AD were vowel points added to aid in the reading of text.  The word “seven” in Hebrew has the exactContinue reading “3 Easter 2022”

Palm Sunday 2022

From triumph to disaster in a span of 6 days.  What happened and why? We began with a simple enough phrase “ After telling a parable to the crowd at Jericho, Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem” (Luke 19:28)   The parable referred to is Luke’s version of the Parable of the Ten Talents. Continue reading “Palm Sunday 2022”

Last Epiphany (Transfiguration) 2021

As I read today’s passage out of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, I had to read it twice, because the first time I totally misconstrued what he was saying, and it made me realize some of the difficulties individuals who have been participating in our C S Lewis study are having with the Screwtape Letters.Continue reading “Last Epiphany (Transfiguration) 2021”

2nd Sunday after Easter 2020

Labels are a tricky thing.  When I go to the grocery store, I want my food to be labeled clearly and accurately.  For people with food sensitivities, this can be a life or death matter, but when we label people, we tend to put emphasis on something that is often irrelevant to the current situationContinue reading “2nd Sunday after Easter 2020”