September 12  2021  Pentecost 16    James 3:1-12

September 12 2021 Pentecost 16 James 3:1-12

              Hold your tongue For several years, now, I have found it very rewarding to contemplate different versions of New Testament passages [using google to arrive at Biblegateway] A sample of J.B. Phillips translation indicates how dynamic using familiar can...
Aug 22 2021   Pentecost 13    Ephesians 6:10 – 20

Aug 22 2021 Pentecost 13 Ephesians 6:10 – 20

A final invitation for the community of Ephesus in drawing on the strengths of faith to stand tall and to withstand all that might come try and pull them apart. Paul uses imagery to help them understand how to draw on the strengths of faith to stand fast.  There is...
Aug 15 2021   Pentecost 12   John 6:51 – 58

Aug 15 2021 Pentecost 12 John 6:51 – 58

This comes to us as one of John’s “I am” statements.  Jesus makes a statement about who he is.  I am life.  I am the living bread.  Living bread . . . . a strange concept to grab hold of.  The disciples would not yet have had the gathering around the last supper where...