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Listen Carefully

Mark 8:27-9:8February 23, 2020 When I lecture on the Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication, the first half of the first class is always spent explaining just how communication works. There are two parties involved … the sender and the receiver … and I would draw a straight line between the two words. Most of the university students would just nod … few ……

Change the Dynamic

Mark 7: 1-23 February 16, 2020    Just before today’s passage from Mark, Jesus and the disciples fed the 5,000, Jesus walked on water and the disciples have healed the sick in towns and villages and marketplaces across the region.     Now, some Pharisees and scribes arrive from Jerusalem to see if they can catch Jesus in a mistake and then discredit…

Fully and Deeply Leaning Into It

Mark 6: 1-29February 9, 2020 Today’s passage begins with Jesus back in Nazareth.He is teaching in the synagogue. It’s such a key moment in Jesus’s ministry that the story appears in three of the gospels.In all three versions of the story, the crowd is astounded … they are amazed … at first.And then … things go sideways.People begin to question … why…

Cleansed and Brought In

Mark 5: 21-43 February 2, 2020    I had to take the van into the dealership on Friday.   It was time for its semi-annual maintenance É at least that was the message on the dashboard kept telling me.   It was time (actually, it was 1,000 km past the time) for me to get the oil changed and the filters checked.…

A Turntable for Christmas

Mark 5: 1-20 January 26, 2020    Donna gave me a turntable for Christmas.    It’s not like one of those turntables that I had years ago. This one can plug into my laptop or can play music off a USB stick.    Since Christmas, whenever I’m working at the dining room table, I usually have a record on … ones that I haven’t played…

Take Your Mat With You

Mark 2: 1-22 January 19, 2020    Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber shares a confession in her book, Accidental Saints.    She tells the story of a man who attended her church in Denver, Colorado.    Bolz-Weber explains that Larry made her uncomfortable … not because of anything that he had done in the past or in the church, but because of things…