February 3, 2019

Reading Nehemiah 4: 1-6 (NRSV) In today's reading, the Jewish people are working at re-building their city. Leaders of neighboring peoples mock their efforts. "Will they restore things? ...Will they finish it in a day?" The Jewish people ask God to turn the taunts back on the heads of their neighbors. And they continue to … Continue reading February 3, 2019

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July 15, 2018

Reading Mark 6: 13-16 (NRSV) Today's scripture says, "Jesus' name had become known." What is Jesus known for? He and his disciples cast out demons, cure the sick. People say he is a prophet, like Elijah. King Herod says he is John the Baptist, raised from the dead. Who is King Herod? What is he … Continue reading July 15, 2018