Life App for the Week of the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/9/18 to 8/15/18

A way to live a mission field of the wider world: Be ready to work with people of any faith who want healing for the world.  Based on Mark 7:24-37 (see retelling below in the present tense); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/9/18.  Jesus is […]

Life App for the Week of the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 8/26/18 to 9/1/18  

A way to live the mission field of the wider world: See the world as where God feeds everyone with power to live more lovingly and justly; therefore, all can expect to grow in being more loving and just every day.   Based on John 6:56-69 (see a retelling below); a reading that comes from […]

Selling the Protected Area Myth

Wider World–Focus on mission in the wider world using “Selling the Protected Area Myth” by Richard Coniff, a contributing opinion writer, in The New York Times, 6/10/18.  “[Change] will at times entail setting aside our profits and our precious convenience . . . But the alternative is to spend our lives in a world increasingly without […]

Defenders of the Faith in Government

Wider World—”Defenders of the Faith in Government” by the Editorial Board, Sunday Review, the New York Times, May 27, 2017.  “Americans wonder why anyone would join such a government.  Better to ask how to encourage the best to stay, and persuade a new generation that there’s never been a more important time to sign up.”  […]

Life App for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/22/18 to 7/28/18

[The writer is away but will return next week.  Write your own life; hints follow.] Read Mark 6:30-34; 53-56 in your favorite translation or in the The Message by Eugene Peterson.  Meditate, before and after you read, about your life app in this week’s mission field of the wider world (from living with current social […]

Life App for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, 6/3/18 to 6/9/18 

A way to live a mission in the wider world: Change laws that work hardships on other people  Based on Mark 2:23—3-6 (see retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, 6/3/18.  [Mark tells two stories from Jesus’ early ministry of his conflict with the religious […]

Life App for the week of the Third Sunday in Lent, 3/4/18 to 3/10/17

A way to live a mission in the wider world:    Be ready to change destructive ways of life for ways that build life up—with God’s help.    Based on John 2:13-22    A way to live a mission in the wider world based on John 2:13-22, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for […]

Life App for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany 1/14/18 to 1/20/18

A way to live a mission in the wider world;  Count on God to help you to improve the world in some particular way that you see is needed.  Based on John 1:43-51  A way to live a mission in the wider world based on John 1:43-51, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for […]

Life App for the week of 12/10/17 to 12/16/17

A way to live a mission in the wider world;  Confessing wrongdoing and looking to be forgiven on issues in public life is the first step toward a new way of living.  Based on Mark 1:1-8  A way to live a mission in the wider world based on Mark 1:1-8, a reading from the Revised […]

Life App for the week of 10/22/17 to 10/28/17

A way to live a mission in the wider world: Work for government along with all of life to make for a more loving and just world. Matthew 22:15-22 A way to live a mission in the wider world based on Matthew 22:15-22, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Twentieth Sunday after […]