Tag Archives: Gospels

Preaching Mark or John for Palm Sunday?

All things are ready, if our minds be so. –William Shakespeare The Revised Common Lectionary provides a choice for Palm Sunday between Mark and John. There are some differences, the main one being that Mark includes the preparation instructions Jesus gave his disciples. When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount […]

3 Ways Jesus Makes You Scratch Your Head

For this Sunday, Lent 5B, John 12:20-33 I don’t think I have ever met anyone who didn’t think Jesus was a masterful teacher.  His words continue to leave us inspired, encouraged, and challenged.  The teaching John captured in the Gospel for this Sunday, John 12:20-33, is a great example of such teaching.  One of the […]