Taking Offense

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho on July 5, 2015 Mark 6:1-13 It is hard to go home again, isn’t it? Jesus has already experienced this in Mark’s gospel. A few chapters ago, after people accused him of being possessed by the Devil… “A crowd was sitting around him; and they…

Not My Job

Reflection on Ezekiel 2:1-5 and Mark 6:1-13, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 9,  for 2015 Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual. (Here is a link for the 2014 issue.) When I get weary in my work, I turn to Ezekiel. His life always makes mine seem easier by comparison. I’ve never had to eat a divine scroll…