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 […]

Life App for 9/2/17 to 9/8/17

A way to live a mission in the wider world. Being unwilling to face pain and suffering is to risk losing the resurrection life. Based on Matthew 16:21-28 A way to live a mission in the wider world based on Matthew 16:21-28, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, […]

Life App for week of 8/26/17 to 9/1/17  

A way to live a mission in the wider world. To be able to see the God of love and justice at work in the tangle of today’s systems is God’s work in you. Based on Matthew 16:13-20 A way to live a mission in the wider world based on Matthew 16:13-20, a reading from […]

Life App for 7/22/17 to 7/28/17  

A way to live a mission in the wider world (all systems from labor and corporations to government)  Good and evil people, programs, and forces are often intertwined.  Removing evil can result in removing or ending the good too.  Be realistic and correct what you can to bolster the good. As time passes, evil may become visible […]

Life App for 6/3/17 to 6/9/17

A way to live a mission in the wider world: Work to understand people and nations who are different from us.  Based on John 7:37-39 A way to live a mission in the wider world based on John 7:37-39, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for Pentecost, 6/4/17.  Understanding Jewish culture and religious practice […]