Monologue – Martha

A continuation of the monologues our congregation has been hearing through the season of Lent. See also “Nicodemus”, “Samaritan Woman“, and “Man Born Blind” I’m the type of person who likes to have everything in order. I enjoy keeping up with household chores; the cooking, the cleaning. Some may call me overly particular but, I…

First Glance: Acts 2

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what was…

Monologue – Man Born Blind

A continuation of the monologues our congregation has been hearing through the season of Lent. See also “Nicodemus” and “Samaritan Woman” I never fully realized what it meant to be able to see. I walked in darkness every day. Having been born blind, I spent most of my days begging for alms. There wasn’t much…

First Glance: John 20:1-18

Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stayed outside the tomb crying. (John 20:10-11a) There was very little celebration that first Easter morning. As Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus in a few days time, I was struck by the contrast with that first Easter morning. We…

Monologue – Samaritan Woman

A continuation of the monologues our congregation has been hearing through the season of Lent. See also “Nicodemus” here. You weren’t supposed to be there, but there you were. Sitting at the well. I came at this time of day — high, hot noon — just to avoid those deeply personal kind of conversations. Everyone…

First Glance – John 12:12-19

“Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;     see, your king is coming,     seated on a donkey’s colt.”  – John 12:15 The account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on what is now known as “Palm Sunday” is quite familiar to many. As familiar as it is, I’m not sure I noticed the “do not fear” portion before.…

Monologue – Nicodemus

Throughout our lenten journey this year our congregation has been following the lives of several people in their encounters with Christ. In the form of monologues we have listened to their story. Over the next few weeks we would like to share them with you as well. It has been a fun experience to write them…

First Glance: John 11:1-45

“Jesus wept” John 11:35 In English, this is the shortest verse in the Bible. I remember this because, like many of my friends in Sunday School, we would cite this verse any time we were asked if we had any verses in the bible memorized (I won my share of Sunshine Dollars from this one).…