Where Is God?

October 14, 2018/Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Most folks have at least a passing knowledge of C.S. Lewis.  They know of him because they read – or read to their children – his Narnia tales.  They know of him because of his long friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, another British professor and writer of fantasies – remember Lord… Read More Where Is God?

Blameless

October 7, 2018/Job 1:1; 2:1-10 “There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job.” It’s the perfect set-up for a fairy tale, a “once-upon-a-time” sort of story.  We hear the opening words and we nod our heads – oh yes!  I remember that one.  We wait for the tale to… Read More Blameless

Cut It Off

September 30, 2018/Mark 9:38-50 I wonder if Jesus ever wanted to just throw his hands up and groan and walk away. The disciples in Mark’s gospel give him ample reason to turn his back on them.  Earlier in this chapter Jesus tells the disciples for the second time that he will be betrayed and killed… Read More Cut It Off