May 21, 2023, The Ascension of the Lord: The narratives of ascension and enthronement in this Sunday’s readings subvert human fantasies of strength and instead present a theology of divine power that flows from vulnerability.
May 7, 2023, the Fifth Sunday of Easter: Anyone who attends funerals often knows how storytelling reveals the life of the deceased. The stories of everyday life that mourners share frequently provide more insight into the deceased’s character than any listing of life accomplishments or honors.
April 30, 2023, the Fourth Sunday of Easter: This passage is the result of multiple stages of editing as, over time, the fourth Gospel took its final form. Each of those stages reflects new pastoral concerns within the growing church. The resulting “shepherd” metaphor is therefore quite complex.
April 16, 2023, the Second Sunday of Easter: This Easter might be a good time to recommit to one’s faith through the regularity of ritual, be it daily Scripture, prayer, meditation, or some other practice.