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Calm Beneath the Chaos

Year B Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 May the words of my mouth, O God, speak your truth… In the last four verses of today’s reading from Job…  God declares that it was only God who shut in the sea with doors…  and set limits to where its proud...

God’s DNA is in Us

Year B Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4,11-14 2 Corinthians 5:6-10,14-17 Mark 4:26-34 May the words of my mouth, O God, speak your truth… After the Battle at Carchemish…  which sits on the upper Euphrates river…  in 605 BCE…  King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked Jerusalem…  and Israel’s King Jehoiakim was forced to pay tribute…  for three...

We Want a King

Year B 1 Samuel 8:4-11,16-20 Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35 Every time I update my computer software…  there’s an End User Agreement I must agree to before the software will download…  or install…  or work…  not only for programs like PS Elements…  or my Bible software…  or our beloved Zoom…  but even...

Into the Woods

Don’t go into the woods. Unless you bring bug spray. And a vaccine. And unbiased information. And the Gospel. An article (by Mark Torregrossa) posted last month on MLive.com shared that there is a “tick explosion” underway in Michigan this season. Michigan State University entomologist Howard Russell confirmed that twenty years ago, it was difficult...

Three in One and One in Three

Year B Isaiah 6:1-8 Canticle 13 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 The image on our bulletin cover…  doesn’t represent any event in biblical history…  or story in scripture…  it’s doesn’t refer to the Garden of Eden…  or allude to Noah’s Ark… it’s not a picture of Wise Men…  there are no angels…  no jugs of...