Devotional: Feast of St. James

Morning Office Readings: Psalms 33, 34; Jeremiah 16:14-21; Mark 1:14-20 Today is the Feast of St. James the Greater, James the son of Zebedee. Possibly the first apostle to...

Devotional: Independence Day

July 4, 2016 Morning Prayer Readings: Psalm 33; Ecclesiasticus 10:1-8,12-18; James 5:7-10 It is my sincerest hope that you are all reading this devotional while preparing for the festivities...

Devotional: Ascension Day

Daily Office readings: Psalms 8, 47; Daniel 7:9-14; Hebrews 2:5-18; Matthew 28:16-20 “And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Why must there...

Devotional: Good Friday

March 25, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 22; Lamentations 3:1-9,19-33; 1 Peter 10-20; John 13:36-38 Celebrating Incarnation on Good Friday Last Friday, Subway gave me a rotten Easter egg: food poisoning. In...

Devotional: Maundy Thursday

March 24, 2016 Morning Prayer Readings: Psalm 102, Lamentations 2:10-18; 1 Corinthians 10:14-17,11:27-32; Mark 14:12-25 Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection—what we call the Paschal Mystery—it’s a sweeping, epic story. We enter it...

Devotional: Wednesday in Holy Week

March 23, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 155; Lamentations 2:1-9; 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11, Mark 12:1-11 Yesterday I was honored to be the guest preacher at First Methodist for one of their Holy Week...

Devotional: Tuesday in Holy Week

March 22, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalms 6, 12; Lamentations 1:17-22; 2 Corinthians 1:8-22; Mark 11:27-33 Psalm 12 is a community lament.  The gathered worshippers are asking God for help...

Devotional: Monday in Holy Week

March 21, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 51; Lamentations 1:1-2,6-12; 2 Corinthians 1:1-7; Mark 11:12-25 It’s no lie; thinking about Holy Week is never on my mind until Good Friday,...

Lenten Devotional: Friday in Lent 5

March 18, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 22; Exodus 9:13-35; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Mark 10:32-45 When I read the story of Moses stretching out his arms and God sending thunder,...

Lenten Devotional: Thursday in Lent 5

March 17, 2016 Morning Prayer Readings: Psalms 131-133; Exodus 7:25-8:19; 2 Corinthians 3:7-18; Mark 10:17-31 Seders at my grandparents’ house were never a fancy affair. We usually were down in the unfinished...

Lenten Devotional: Wednesday in Lent 5

March 16, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 119:145-176; Exodus 7:8-24, 2 Cor. 2:14-3:6 Mark 10:1-16 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Surely we do not need, as some do, letters of...

Lenten Devotional: Tuesday in Lent 5

March 15, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalms 121, 122, 123; Exodus 5:1-6:1; 1 Corinthians 14:20-33,39-40; Mark 9:42-50 Just a couple of weeks ago the movie Spotlight took home the Academy Award for...

Lenten Devotional: Monday in Lent 5

Monday: Fifth Week of Lent March 14, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 31; Exodus 4:10-31; 1 Corinthians 14:1-19; Mark 9:30-41 I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy;...