Day Two: Luke 1:26-45

Here is the link to today’s reading:   When compared with yesterday’s reading, it is easy to see the parallels drawn between Elizabeth and Mary, or at least their reactions to the news that they would be bearing a son who would be considered holy. It would be great if […]

Day One: Luke 1:1-25

Here is the Link to today’s reading:   Verses 1-4 This is referred to as the Formal introduction of the Gospel according to Luke. Take a moment, and look at the beginnings of the other gospels, each starts in its own unique way.  Matthew with a genealogy, Mark by declaring […]

Reading Luke in 53 Days

Greetings on this Ash Wednesday, Our Ash Wednesday Service is just completed, and I wanted to share with all of you my Lenten Discipline. During Lent this year I will be reading the entirety of the Gospel of Luke in roughly 25 verse snippets (although not always exactly 25 verses), […]

What’s in a Name?

then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being -Genesis 2:7 Let’s start by acknowledging what we find in Genesis 2 and 3.   We all know that Genesis 1 tells […]

A Ministry of Reconciliation

“I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” -Genesis 9:11 On Monday, July 7th, I heard a very dramatic story on NPR from Jerusalem. I […]

Looking at the Moon

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life” -John 14:6 The words that directly follow this statement have haunted me for years. This line of scripture goes on to say: “no one comes to the father except through me”. For centuries, this line has been used as a […]