Pentecost 17B – And How Are The Children? Mark 9:30-37 September 22-23, 2012 I wonder just how the conversation was going… The conversation that the disciples didn’t want to tell Jesus about. The conversation about which one of them was the greatest. I mean, did any of them really think they’d earned the … More And How Are The Children?
Pentecost 15B – The Scandal of James September 7-8, 2012 James 2:1-17 Today’s sermon text is from our 2nd reading – the letter of James. We don’t often talk about the letter of James in a Lutheran church, because Martin Luther didn’t much like it. He called it an “epistle (or letter) of straw.” Why? … More The Scandal of James
Listening to these verses from Mark’s Gospel can feel a little like walking in on a family argument. Something’s going on here from the very beginning but we’re not quite sure what it is! Something about not washing hands! Sounds like a discussion parents have with their children before every meal! Rules of purity from … More “Be Doers of the Word!”