14th Sunday after Pentecost

  Pentecost 14.18 “Hypocrisy” Mark 7:1-13 “Why don’t You wash Your hands before You eat, Jesus!? And why don’t You say the “Come, Lord Jesus” (like all good Lutherans!) before you eat, Man?” (NIV translation). It’s not only kind of rude, but it breaks with centuries old

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13th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 13.18 “Real Food” John 6:51-69 We live in an age of a lot of fake stuff: fake news, fake empires, fake wealth, fake history, fake leaders—spiritual and political. And though the fraud is exposed time and again, we seem to have an appetite, a preference even,

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12th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 12.18 “Runaway Food” John 6:35-51 I think I was about 5 or 6 years old. My mother told me the story when I was “grown up”. Apparently, I’d had enough. Too many chores around the house. Not enough cartoon time. Too many time outs. General lack

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11th SA Pentecost

11 Pentecost 11.18 “On Feasting, Not Dieting” John 6:22-35 A good diet is so important, don’t you think? Lots of people tell me so. My head spins when I hear all the different diets friends and family are on these days. There’s low carb, high carb, South

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