Blog

We Are Superheroes

Year B Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 Jesus said…  I am sending you…  what my Father promised…  you will be clothed with power from on high when the Holy Spirit comes upon you…  and you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem…  but to the ends of the earth…  ...

Burning Bushes

Year B Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6John 15:9-17 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter…  were astounded…  that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out…  even on…  wait for it… the Gentiles…  those within the Inner Circle…  were astounded that the Holy Spirit would dare fall on those...

We Are Branches

Year B Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 I continue to be surprised…  sometimes…  by the ways in which we as theological consumers…  too often discount the value of the biblical treasure which comes our way…  it’s almost like selling diamonds at the price of spinach…  the ways in which we…...

Apocalyptic Hope

When I prepare sermons and newsletter articles, I include insights given me by the Holy Spirit along with those of human commentators. Sometimes I rely more on the former than the latter, and sometimes it’s vice-versa. But I can imagine many people reading the title of this article and thinking to themselves that it’s an...

Distinguishable Sheep

Year B Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Literary philosopher René Girard described the scapegoat mechanism…  as a ritual to transfer onto an animal…  everything likely to poison relations between members of the community…  and its effectiveness was based in...