Christmas According to Mark

Christmas According to Mark

This Sunday is the fifth day of Christmas and the Narrative Lectionary takes us to Mark 1:1-20. That’s funny, there is no birth story in Mark. So, what is Christmas according to the Gospel of Mark?

How Do You Define Success? | A Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13

How Do You Define Success? | A Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13

How do you define success? The gods of our age lure us to wealth, achievement, and power. Are these the rhythms of the Kingdom of God to which Jesus invites us to walk? This sermon looks at the calling of David and reminds us the the Lord does not look on the outward appearance, like mortals do. The Lord looks on the heart.

A Cartoonist’s Guide to 1 Samuel 16:1-13

A Cartoonist’s Guide to 1 Samuel 16:1-13

The Narrative Lectionary introduces us to David this week in 1 Samuel 16:1-13. The first fifteen chapters of 1 Samuel tell the story of Samuel, the last judge of Israel, and Saul, the first King of Israel. Saul didn’t work out well and God sent Samuel to find a...
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