LENT 2021 – DAY 8

Deuteronomy 9:23-10:5Hebrews 4:1-10John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. [John 3:16] Today we pick up the encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus, begun yesterday in the Gospel reading from John. At this point inContinue reading “LENT 2021 – DAY 8”

LENT 2021 – DAY 4

Deuteronomy 7:17-26Titus 3:1-15John 1:43-51 “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” [John 1:46] I have preached exactly one sermon since I retired last December, and it was on the very Gospel lesson that we read today. Those of you who follow the liturgical calendar can remember that this was the reading for January 17 ofContinue reading “LENT 2021 – DAY 4”

A COVID-19 CHRISTMAS

And [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. [Luke 2:7 NRSV] I have a stack of books that I pull out each Advent to supplement my devotional reading for the season. TheyContinue reading “A COVID-19 CHRISTMAS”