Show Your Cheeks for Jesus (Heretic’s Guide for Sun, Nov 1, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Daniel has a dream of four beasts rising from the ocean. His dream interpreter explains to him that these beasts represent four kings who will rule over the land. But also that the one true king (God) will prevail over all earthly authority. Psalm Psalm 149 A curious song of praise that also serves as a rallying cry to battle for the people of Israel. First, it calls them to joyful praise of God and every … [Read more...]

Going Up! (AKA: Jesus in Space) Lectionary Texts for Sunday, May 12, 2013

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel Luke 24:44-53 Jesus gives the disciples the power to understand the scriptures clearly. He claims he is given the ability to impart this power to them from God. He ascends to heaven and they wait for further instruction in Jerusalem, praising both God and Jesus in the meantime. First Reading Acts 1:1-11 The disciples are to be empowered by the Holy Spirit soon. They want to know when; Jesus tells them that timing isn’t any of their … [Read more...]