A Simpler Following?

In Mark’s telling, Jesus is baptized, spends 40 days in the wilderness, and starts announcing the Good News of God’s Kin-dom in just eight verses. Mark fits Jesus’ baptism, temptation, and ministry launch into three tweets with a few characters to spare! The Baptism Tweet: John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. Just as Jesus […]

Through- Lent’s journey

Through/throo/: (preposition) 1. moving in one side and out of the other side; 2. continuing in time toward completion of; 3. so as to inspect all parts of; 4. by means of.  “Jesus traveled through the cities, teaching, announcing the good news of God’s Kin-dom and healing every disease.” (Matthew 4:23 adapted) We have been […]

lose yourself

 Today’s Transfiguration sermon comes from 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-10 & 2 Kings 2:1-12. Who do you say that Jesus is? The Transfiguration occurs six days after Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” After Peter names Jesus as the Christ, Jesus began to teach that “the Christ” must “suffer many […]

Being alone with God and ourselves

Will you imagine yourself inside Mark’s passage? It is evening. You are tired after a long day. The sun is setting, but the people keep coming. People are bringing friends who are sick or wrestling with inner demons to see you. The whole town crowds around the makeshift clinic’s door. You heal many who are  […]