Posted in May 2008

The Safety Dance

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. — John 10:10 (nrsv) Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I received a stoning. Three times I was shipwrecked; for a night and a day I was adrift at sea; … in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, hungry and … Continue reading »

Fallout from the Early Easter

The Revised Common Lectionary apparently didn’t realize how early Easter could fall. This week is the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time. I keep finding resources that assume the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time must have fallen in February and the first Sunday in May after Pentecost is the 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

A Spiritual gift i don’t think about much

I saw something new in Judges 14:5-6: The spirit of the LORD rushed on him, and he tore the lion apart barehanded as one might tear apart a kid. I realized I have tended to think of the Spirit of the Lord as conferring gifts and abilities that are, well, “spiritual.” I haven’t usually thought … Continue reading »