Deuteronomy 14:3-21 A lot of friends of mine, even those in seminary, say that when reading the Bible, they skip over the books of Numbers (because it’s about numbers…), Leviticus (because it’s got laws) and Deuteronomy (just more laws…). And during the time of Lent, we’re just supposed to focus on the Gospels, right? … Continue reading Feb 28: Third Sunday of Lent: Keeping Kosher, Keeping Community
Feb 21: Second Sunday of Lent Food Culture and Faith Genesis 27 What was your favorite food growing up? What kinds of memories are associated with this food? In what context did you eat this food? How did this food relate to your family and friends–did they enjoy it with you or did you just … Continue reading Feb 21: Second Sunday of Lent: Food Culture and Faith
Scripture: Psalm 27 When I was little, I was afraid of a lot of things: being separated from my mom in the supermarket, getting in a car wreck, breaking a bone, losing teeth, the dark, spiders– things that I heard on TV or saw on the covers of cheap tabloids in the grocery aisle would … Continue reading No Heart of Fear
If you happened to grow up in a Christian household that observed Lent, you are probably familiar with the idea of “giving up” something during this period of 40 days (46, counting Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Tradition has it that the 40 days of Lent represent the 40 days that Jesus Christ was … Continue reading Feb 14: First Sunday of Lent: What’s Food (and God) Got To Do With It?
Transfiguration Sunday 2016 Scripture: Mark 9 When I step back and think about the Transfiguration on the mountain, I wonder what that word refers to more: Jesus’ transformation or Peter’s? Many Christians identify with Peter–do you? At times, I do. I think it’s because, to put it simply, Peter is human. He makes mistakes and … Continue reading I’m Not Ready Yet…