Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Passover Meal Mark 14:12-31

“Follow the man with a water jar,” Jesus said. That is a queer thing to say, in a country where women carry water. Ever since that time, we follow the outsider to find  a guest room for Jesus. “This is … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday — words from Mexico

Joel Elí Padrón Ibáñez Iglesia Reformada Peniel México shares these words Hosanna!, ¡Hosanna!, ¡Bendito el que viene en el Nombre de Dios! Que se abran las puertas de los templos, de las casa, de las escuelas, de los trabajos, de … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Her Mark 14: 3-9

After Jesus said it … about the woman who broke the jar (you are what you break), and poured the ointment on his head (you are what you pour), and wasted her most precious thing (you are what you give), … Continue reading

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Mark 13 and Mark 12: 41-44 – Prequel

I am fairly sure Mark, whose congregation were survivors of utter and absolute destruction in Jerusalem, not a stone left on a stone, and everyone grieving someone, decided to bundle all the prophecies Jesus ever spoke about the violent ends … Continue reading

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Mark 12: 13-34 – Questions

There are questions. They ask about what is in their pockets because they want to keep it. They ask about what is in their future because they want to cheat it. One asks about commandments in hopes of being safe. … Continue reading

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Mark 12:1-12 Tenant Farming the Love of God

So there is a parable about tenant farming and it always makes churches uncomfortable. God creates a world for love a fruitful place, well protected with a pit for pressing grapes and a tower for seeing the whole sky, and … Continue reading

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Mark 11: 27-33 By What Authority?

By what authority do you do these things? they asked Jesus, and by that they meant “boss,” and so he tap-sandaled all around them meeting question with question, playing a jeopardy he could not win. By what authority do you … Continue reading

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