Day Two: Luke 1:26-45

Here is the link to today’s reading: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=322222617   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: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=322156661   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 […]