“At the Pearly Gates”

~ Luke16:19 – 31 ~ A Pearly Gate joke: A minister died and went to the Pearly Gates. Resplendent in his clerical collar and colorful robes he’s waiting in line and just ahead of him is a guy dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans. Saint Peter … Read More

What a Mess!

~ Jeremiah 8:18-9:1/Luke 16:1-13 ~ There is no doubt, our two scripture texts today are troubling. In short, they are a mess. Let’s see if we can clean up the mess we have before us. And in so doing understand just a bit more about God’s redemptive love for us … Read More

Family Values Jesus

~ Luke 14:25 – 33 ~ Before I read the next scripture lesson I want to talk about “lectionary.” Most of the time, with few exceptions, I preach from the lectionary. The Revised Common Lectionary, as it’s called, is a three-year cycle of scripture texts that covers most of the … Read More