Pomp and Circumstance

Mr. Alex Quick Year B Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 15:1-39 When I was in college, my family went on a vacation to the Florida keys. My father had a bit of a rebellious and subversive streak in him, and was tickled while we were there to learn that, in the eighties,...

Sir, We Wish to See Jesus

Year B Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 119:9-16 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Dutch photographer and designer Bas Uterwijk…  has found a new way to use artificial intelligence…  and specialized software which uses what’s called machine learning…  to create a new art form…  and the process...

Reality Bites

Year B Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Like a lot of kids in the summer…  I sometimes caught and kept a garter snake or two…  small… manageable…  pretty easy to catch…  and most important…  not poisonous…  and what I...

I Will, with God’s Help

Year B Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… In the ELCA…  and in the Episcopal church…  when those who can speak for themselves…  are baptized…  or affirm baptismal vows already made…  they profess their faith in Jesus…  reject sin…  and...