The Son of Man

The Son of Man

“They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise...
The Messiah

The Messiah

(Jesus) asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”—Mark 8:29 I’ve had a lot of nicknames in my life. Some that stuck with me for a while and others that were used for a week at camp. My High School Social Studies teacher called me Buffalo Guy. My name in German Class...
Sand Gets Everywhere

Sand Gets Everywhere

“I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.” ~ Genesis 22:17 I’m writing this on the day between Bethesda Family Camping at the coast and our own family vacation. The big task of the day is...
Confession and Forgiveness

Confession and Forgiveness

“Did you wash your hands? With Soap?—mom” Our kids should be old enough by now but we have this sign hanging in our downstairs bathroom. After five Sundays in John’s Gospel focused on Jesus as the “bread of life.” We return to Mark’s Gospel and we step into...
You have the words of eternal life

You have the words of eternal life

Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia If you sang the above words to the tune from the LBW, Setting 2, you might be a church nerd like I am. Sometimes, I am surprised when a memory triggers and I am taken back to Pioneer...
Lifeblood of the Son of God

Lifeblood of the Son of God

“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.” ~John 6:54-55 You are what you eat. I’ve been trying to convince my pickiest eater that his...