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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Feb 10, 2019

1 John 4:7-12; 16-21
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.18 There is no...


Feb 3, 2019

Galatians 2:6-14
But when Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with...


Jan 27, 2019

Luke 10:25-37
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 

In the ongoing school of love, there are lessons that cannot...


The Last of the Independents

Jan 20, 2019

Mark 2:1-12
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 

Aelred of Rievaulx wrote a fascinating book on Spiritual...


Meditation on the Baptism of Jesus

Jan 13, 2019

Luke 3:15-17; 21-22
 
Why does a sinless Jesus feel compelled to be baptized by John? John was giving a baptism of repentance and yet all four gospels tell the story of Christ's baptism. Jesus would say in Matthew, "this needs to be done to fulfill all righteousness." The early church fathers would agree that what Jesus...