Tag Archives: Mark

Proper 11b 2015: Two by two

2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 “The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.” With those words we close the “Markan sandwich” that began with the disciples being sent … Continue reading

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Proper 10b 2015: Telling the truth

2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 “Telling the truth” What a deplorable story: John the Baptist’s head is served on a platter at Herod’s banquet, the finale of a promise fulfilled. It is difficult to find hope … Continue reading

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Proper 20b 2012: On being insignificant

Mark 9:30-37 “I am the greatest!” Who is the iconic figure who said that?  That’s right, Cassius Clay, from Louisville, KY, later known as Mohammed Ali, a great (“the greatest”) heavyweight champion boxer.  “I am the greatest!”  (“Here is the … Continue reading

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Proper 17b, 2012: Unclean?

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23   I did not hear too much of a particular type of conversation this week, although we have heard most of it before.  You know the words:  hurricane Isaac struck the south, and in particular New … Continue reading

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