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Friday, May 20, 2011
Blogging Towards Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
End of the World +1
According to the billboards I've seen around the Bay Area for the past 2 + months Sunday most likely won't come for those that follow Jesus of Nazareth, calling him master, and Lord. And yet I suspect I'll be here come Sunday. Guess I'll need to write a sermon. As I think about those signs proclaiming God's judgement on May 21st and wrestle with the words of Jesus in John 14, responding to Thomas' uncertainty and questions by asserting that Jesus is "the Way, the Truth and the Life" I just can't accept that it will all end come Saturday night at 6pm in an earthquake. I'm stuck with 2 thoughts: 1) Jesus says himself that no one but God the Father will know when that hour of radical world transforming revelation (or apocalypse in Greek) will appear [Matthew 24:36] and 2) Jesus seems to teach those that follow him to live in the world, not to flee the world.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Blogging Towards Sunday, May 15 2011
Friday, May 06, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
Blogging towards Sunday, May 8th
Being sent into the world is a major theme of the scriptures that we read after Easter. As we listen again to the testimonies of those that experienced the great teacher as the resurrected One, we have to ask ourselves how is it that we experience him as both teacher and resurrected Lord today, here in the context of the 2011 East Bay?
This story is unique to Luke. Some say a faint echo of it can be found in Mark 16:12-13. This pilgrimage story follows Luke’s telling of the resurrection encounter at the empty tomb (Luke 24:1-12). These two followers of Jesus are heading towards Emmaus. They’re on a journey – not just to a village 7 miles away, but also on the journey of faith. They’ve heard the report of the women, and wonder at what it means.