Leaving Home

Pentecost 5C – Leaving Home June 26-27, 2010 Luke 9:51-62 Jesus says, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Even animals in nature instinctively build homes for themselves, holes, nests, dens, burrows, but the Son of Man – Jesus  — he … More Leaving Home

Love in the Ruins

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 20 June 2010 (Isaiah 65:1-9   Psalm 22   Galatians 3:23-29   Luke 8:26-39) “Love In the Ruins” Pigs and tombs—both of them unclean to the Jews—and we have both in today’s Gospel text! We hear of a man who lives in a cemetery wearing nothing but his birthday suit.  We hear of demons … More Love in the Ruins

Damaged Goods

Third Sunday after Pentecost 13 June 2010 (2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15   Psalm 32   Galatians 2:15-21   Luke 7:36-8:3) “Damaged Goods” The tag line for the ELCA is:  “God’s Work, Our Hands.” The way I interpret that tag line begins by noticing how God is working in the world, in our lives, and then it is up … More Damaged Goods