Lenten Devotional: Thursday in Lent 4

March 10, 2016 Morning Prayer Readings: 69:1-23; Exodus 1:6-22; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26; Mark 8:27-9:1 But the midwives feared God. Pharaoh feared the Hebrews, feared wartime enemies, feared losing his...

Lenten Devotional: Wednesday in Lent 4

March 9, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 101, 109:1-30 Gen. 50:15-26 1 Cor. 12:1-11 Mark 8:11-26 2 short reflections.  Hey, it’s Wednesday.  It’s hump day.  Then Joseph said to his...

Lenten Devotional: Monday in Lent 4

March 7, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 89:1-18; Genesis 49:1-28; 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1; Mark 7:24-37 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory...

Lenten Devotional: Friday in Lent 3

March 4, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 88; Genesis 47:1-26; 1 Corinthians 9:16-27; Mark 6:47-56 This eighteen verse psalm is the lamentation of a very despondent soul.  The author is dramatic...

Lenten Devotional: Thursday in Lent 3

March 3, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 119:97-120; Genesis 46:1-7,28-34; 1 Corinthians 9:1-15; Mark 6:30-46 How sweet are your words to my taste! They are sweeter than honey to my mouth. (Psalm 119:103) There’s...

Lenten Devotional: Wednesday in Lent 3

March 2, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 119:97-120; Genesis 45:16-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 6:13-29 If you’ve been reading along with us through Lent, you know we’re getting to the...

Lenten Devotional: Tuesday in Lent 3

March 1, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 78:1-39; Genesis 45:1-15; 1 Corinthians 7:32-40; Mark 6:1-13 Psalm 78 was one of my “cheat sheets” in the Old Testament survey course required of...

Lenten Devotional: Monday in Lent 3

February 29, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 80; Genesis 44:18-34; 1 Corinthians 7:25-3; Mark 5:21-43 It’s not resurrection. That will come later, after the cross, after his own death, after three...

Lenten Devotional: Ash Wednesday

February 9, 2016 Morning Office Readings: Psalms 32, 143; Amos 5:6-15; Hebrews 12:1-14; Luke 18:9-14 The first thing I learned when I studied Amos in seminary is that he condemns...

Feast of the Holy Innocents

December 29, 2015 (tr.) Morning Office Readings: Psalms 2, 26; Isaiah 49:13-23; Matthew 18:1-14 The words of William Yeats in his poem “The Second Coming” are often called upon in...

Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle

December 21, 2015 Morning Office Readings: Psalm 23, 121; Job 42:1-6; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Sometimes I wish like heck that God would reach down and slap me in the...