Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
On marriage and other covenants
There are many people with whom I have not had an affair. Billions. There is also one man in particular.
Mark’s account of Jesus’ baptism is spare. But there is this: Jesus is baptized in a river, in the wilderness. The baptisms where I preside have been relatively tame. Still, the danger of the river is present.
For many of us, Advent is the most meaningful season of the church year. It’s not passive waiting; it’s living into the promised future.
We ask students a question about each tradition: If it were right about what makes life worth living, how would your life have to change?
Lent on a Minnesota farm
Spring comes slowly here. We are so deprived in winter—of color, light, smell, vitamin D. Lent is an almost unbearably slow wait.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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