Watching for the Morning

On the first day of the week while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb.
As students/followers of Jesus, we live with our eyes turned towards

  • The first morning when Got created and blessed a good world
  • That Easter morning when we were born as children of hope
  • The dawn of that day when all the earth is made new
  • Each Sunday where we are met by Christ anew

Recent Posts

The skeptical can look at the reported wonders wrought by Jesus and dismiss them easily enough. But these reported deeds of Jesus are haunting. Continue reading
Posted: March 12, 2017, 2:21 am
Watching for the Morning of March 12, 2017 The Second Sunday in Lent Sunday our focus turns to the Gospel of John and the visit of Nicodemus. In the background is the promise to Abraham that through him God will … Continue reading
Posted: March 10, 2017, 7:30 am
The American adoration of success often makes it seem like the Christian life should be an endless stream of victories, but the journey of life is a complicated one. Continue reading
Posted: March 5, 2017, 1:54 am
Who shall be our hope when humanity becomes tower builders, empire builders, weapons makers, revenge seekers? Who shall be our hope when humanity becomes masters and slaves, thieves and victims, deceivers and deceived? Continue reading
Posted: March 3, 2017, 5:12 am
We ought not think our religious acts mean anything if they are not joined to the reconciling work of God. Continue reading
Posted: February 9, 2017, 10:54 pm
We are in the presence of the dawning of God’s reign, the lifting of every burden, the setting right of the world, the un-rending of the fabric of life. And we are summoned into its bold and daring and imperishable life. Continue reading
Posted: February 7, 2017, 10:23 pm
I pity the prophets. Who really wants this assignment? It’s a lot more rewarding to be able to speak a word of grace to those who are broken than to be assigned the task of pointing out sins no one wants to acknowledge. Continue reading
Posted: February 4, 2017, 7:48 am
References to light and darkness rattle through the readings for Sunday, but the heart of the Gospel reading is about fire: the fire and light of the dawning redemption of all the earth present to the world through the hearers of Jesus. Continue reading
Posted: February 2, 2017, 5:52 am
The prophet asks: “With what shall I come before the Lord?” What gift will make God favorably inclined to us? What gift will generate a smile as you stand knocking at the door? Continue reading
Posted: January 27, 2017, 9:11 pm
“God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise.” Paul is not confirming the power of ignorance. It is not a diatribe against learning. This is a challenge of the “wisdom of the world”: the everyday realities accepted by all as “the way things are” – and the way God wants them. Continue reading
Posted: January 27, 2017, 6:38 am