“Baptized in Suffering” – 1Peter 3.18-22

Yesterday was the first Sunday of the season of Lent. Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, Lent begins with Jesus’ baptism in suffering. What kind of solace does the Apostle Peter give to Christians around 64AD who were being persecuted...

“Tearing the Veiled Mountain” – Mark 9.2-10

Yesterday was Transfiguration Sunday. This is the culmination of the season of Epiphany and in essence serves as the hinge upon which our call to follow Jesus takes a sober turn. For the last several weeks we have been focusing on Jesus’ magnificent call to...

“Hearing & Healing” – Mark 1.29-39

Mark’s gospel is notorious for narrating with urgency. Throughout he uses the word “immediately.” In doing so, there is a direct movement (a bee line, if you will) to the cross. He is at pains to show Jesus’ authority in preaching and teaching...

Broken In The Fall

From the cleft of the rock I fell Fast and hard Yet it was a drifting. A floating Gravity of self-sufficient pride and curiosity Believing I knew. I could not be told. Because I would not listen For your finger had pushed me out. You said it was coming. You warned me...

The Night Cannot Hold My Heart

The night cannot hold my heart It lures me into the recesses of doubt and despair It calls and promises for naught It wraps me in cold warmth and fear I feel its grasp soothing yet inescapable The pain of regret and “what-ifs” and “What gives?”...