September 19, 2014

A Transfiguration Thought Experiment

This morning the pastor asked us to do a “thought experiment” with regard to the story of the Transfiguration. I thought I’d include you and give you a chance to discuss it. The text from Luke reads: “While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered […]

Teaching One Another: A Little Fish Story

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. * * * The other night, during my prayer time, the text was Matthew 17:24-27, a bizarre little “fish story” about Peter going fishing so he and Jesus could pay their tithes. I am going […]

Discussing the Sheep and the Goats

It is time for us to consider another parable and teach one another as we study and meditate on its meaning. This week’s Gospel text from Matthew contains one of Jesus’ most familiar parables: The Sheep and the Goats (Matt. 25:31-46). I’m sure most of you have heard this parable many times, and perhaps have […]

What Is This Parable About?

On Monday, my pastor asked if I would like to preach this coming Sunday. I accepted his kind invitation, and have been thinking about the day’s Gospel text ever since. Would you be willing to help me in my preparation? If so, I’ll give you some information here, and then you can join in the […]

Sunday’s Gospel: Lord, Teach Us to Pray (Teaching One Another)

By Chaplain Mike On Sundays, we hear the Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. Sometimes, I share a message based upon this text. On other weeks, I ask you to share your observations for us all. Today, we’ll be teaching one another again. Today’s Gospel How many times have we had this desire in […]

Sunday’s Gospel: Jesus, Martha, and Mary (Teaching One Another)

By Chaplain Mike On Sundays, we hear the Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. Sometimes, I share a message based upon this text. On other weeks, I ask you to share your observations so that our readers can be edified. Today, we’ll be teaching one another again. Today’s Gospel This Sunday’s Gospel text shows […]

Sunday’s Gospel: Teaching One Another

By Chaplain Mike On Sundays, we hear the Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary. Sometimes, I share a message based upon this text. On other weeks, I ask you to share your observations so that our readers can be edified. Today, we’ll be teaching one another again. Please remember the one main rule: My […]

Sunday’s Gospel: Teaching One Another

By Chaplain Mike I’d like to start a new feature on Internet Monk today. We’ll call it “Teaching One Another.” Each Sunday, I have been posting the lectionary readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Then I have taken one of the passages (usually the Gospel reading) and given a devotional message from the text. I […]