Why read Scripture? Modern illness, premodern cure

By Clifton Stringer
To understand why a Christian ought desire to read, kiss, taste and drink the words of Scripture is to transcend the terms under which we live and speak in modernity. To show why… read more

April 24, 2005 - "I Am . . ."

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John “I am in the Father and the Father is in me,” says Jesus in today’s gospel. This is one of the many “I am” statements of Jesus in… read more

April 17, 2005 - The Door

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John Today’s assigned text is very typical of the Gospel of John. It is full of metaphors, images, whereby Christ is represented to his followers. Jesus speaks… read more

January 30, 2005 - The Real World

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew “You have heard it said. . . . But I say to you . . .” “The trouble with you preachers is that you are always talking about something so far … read more

January 23, 2005 - The Long Search

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew We are in the season of the Epiphany, meaning “manifestation” or “revelation” of Christ. The Christ is not something that we… read more

January 16, 2005 - Behold the Lamb of God

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John John reports Jesus’ baptism in a different way from the other gospels. In John’s account, John the Baptist twice says, “I myself did not know… read more

January 9, 2005 - No Partiality

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Acts At first glance, today’s text from Acts 10 has little to do with the baptism of Jesus. A baptism has just occurred, a very controversial baptism, the… read more

January 2, 2005 - The Search

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew The Episcopalians designate Matthew 2:1-12 for their gospel on the second Sunday after Christmas. The Revised Common Lectionary has this text designated for… read more

Character and Credibility

By William H. Willimon
When Aristotle was offering in his Rhetoric the classical treatise of persuading people through speaking, as he listed all of the “available means of persuasion,”… read more

March 27, 2005 - Easter Brunch on the Beach

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John Although our gospel for Easter is the great story of the appearance of the risen Christ to Mary Magdalene, we shall allow this glorious day to be illuminated by… read more

March 25, 2005 - Self-Deception

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John On this somber day of the church’s year, we are confronted by the story of the arrest, trial and bloody crucifixion of Jesus. Here, on the cross, with… read more

March 20, 2005 - Passion/Palm Peculiarity

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew It is a familiar story, the long gospel that we read on this Passion/Palm Sunday, Matthew’s account of Jesus’ last week before his death. The… read more
  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 291
  9. 292