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Bruce Epperly Jan 26, 2015
The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany – February 1, 2015Bruce EpperlyDeuteronomy 18:15-20Psalm 111I Corinthians 8:1-13Mark 1:21-28Today’s readings may seem irrelevant to many congregants. In mainstrea...
Bruce Epperly Jan 26, 2015
If God is for us, who can be against us? So wrote the apostle Paul nearly twenty-one hundred years ago. (Romans 8:31) I’m sure that Paul had no idea that his affirmation of God’s sovereign faithfuln...
Bruce Epperly Jan 20, 2015
Life is full of synchronous moments. After our congregation’s Tuesday noon Bible Study, I took a reading sabbatical to finish Tony Kriz’s Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God who Hides. We had been stu...
Bruce Epperly Jan 19, 2015
This post is part of a discussion on the new book Practicing Compassion, by Frank Rogers, Jr. For more conversation, visit the Patheos Book Club here.Claremont School of Theology is my theological and...
Bruce Epperly Jan 18, 2015
Third Sunday after the EpiphanyJonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 62:5-12I Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20Today’s lectionary readings invite us to embrace change, whether it involves our vision of God, personal pla...
Bruce Epperly Jan 13, 2015
Hassidic spiritual leader Rabbi Simcha Bunem of Pershycha once noted that “Every person should have two pockets. In one pocket, there should be a note that says, ‘for you the world was created.’ In ...
Living A Holy Adventure
Bruce Epperly Jan 06, 2015
The Baptism of Jesus – January 11, 2015Genesis 1:1-5Psalm 29Acts 19:1-7Mark 1:4-11Today, we celebrate the waters of grace and healing. We rejoice in the waters of the womb of creation, incarnate in o...
Bruce Epperly Jan 06, 2015
Second Sunday after the EpiphanySamuel 3:1-10Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18I Corinthians 6:12-20John 1:43-51There is a joke among members of my denomination, the United Church of Christ. When we announce “God ...
Living A Holy Adventure
Bruce Epperly Dec 29, 2014
The Adventurous Lectionary – Epiphany Sunday – January 4, 2015Matthew 2;1-15The Second Sunday of Christmas will also be celebrated as Epiphany Sunday in many congregations. Accordingly, it is appropr...
Bruce Epperly Dec 24, 2014
Christmas Eve 2014 – “It’s All about a Baby”It's all about a baby! Not just any baby, but at the same time every baby. The birth of the Christ child is not just the property of Christians. John's go...
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