Holy Disfunction

Today we celebrate the Holy Family. Many love to use it as an metaphor for a “hoo-rah the family is the proper unit of keeping our world together isn’t it wonderful” life. I do not. Those of us who come from a broken family or have lived with a toxic relationship with a parent hate hearing these sermons. They celebrate… (more…)

Of course I choose the OT Lesson

Today should be easy. The gospel lesson is probably one of the most recognizable passages of scripture spoken by Jesus after the beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus gives us a parable and then we get a record of how he explained it to the disciples. The seed is the word of God, the soil is people, on it goes.… (more…)

The Good Shepherd, Again

4th Sunday of Easter The story of Jesus the Good Shepherd is one with which we are very familiar. Every fourth Sunday in the season of Easter we read it. Psalm 23 is one of the first ones we learn as a child. Every now and then it pops up as a recurring theme during the summer months. While it… (more…)

Today I discovered the tools diskpart and diskmgt.msc It’s odd to remember that Windows is actually a full-fledged os and not just some bloatware required to run Word.

12th Sunday after Pentecost

12th Sunday after Pentecost 7 August  2016 Text: Luke 12:32-40 “Do not be afraid little flock.” It is an interesting beginning. The start of this chapter showed Jesus speaking to thousands but in the midst of this larger lesson he seems to have shifted his focus toward his core group, his little flock. It makes me think he is speaking… (more…)

11th Sunday of Pentecost

July 31, 2016 — 11th Sunday of Pentecost Text: Luke 12:13-21 I want to be honest, today’s gospel lesson is not one of the easy ones. This is not a happy parable with an explanation written out a few verses later. This is not an uplifting passage. The next few weeks in the lectionary are not going to be showing… (more…)

Changing the NHL Playoffs

A few weeks back my @dasbobworld (my erstwhile brother-in-law) and I had one of those sitting around discussions where we fixed the world. The world in question was the NHL. Neither of us like the fact that the East gets one less team into the second season and the potential of Quebec City getting a franchise along with Las Vegas… (more…)

Why is Jesus being an asshat?

Warning: Contains Religion Note: This is sermon 3 of 3. The other two were written on paper and have yet to be digitally transcribed (in either sense of that word). I’m using the revised common lectionary for the last while as an ongoing narrative (which it is as we’re essentially going through Mark with some add-ins from John). I’m including… (more…)

Sunday May 3, 2015 — Easter V

WARNING: CONTAINS RELIGION “Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” John 15:4b I want to start off today by wishing everyone a very Happy Easter. The candy and chocolate bunnies have been eaten and we have begun thinking about how we are going to… (more…)

Checking something out

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