What on earth possesses us?

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany January 28 2018 Deuteronomy 18.15-22; Psalm 111.1-10; 1 Corinthians 8.1-6; Mark 1.21-28 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland Those of us who have come to Jerusalem from elsewhere, and even those who were born here, may find food for thought in this exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat, taken…

Fall in, or let go of the nets

Third Sunday after the Epiphany January 21 2018 Jonah 3.1-5, 10; Mark 1.14-20 Rev Loren McGrail, United Church of Christ (in St Andrew’s, Galilee, Tiberias) “If you become a fish in a trout stream, said his mother, I will become a fisherman and I will fish for you.” This is my call story plain and…

Follow me

Third Sunday after the Epiphany January 21 2018 Jonah 3.1-5, 10; Psalm 122; 1 Corinthians 7.29-31; Mark 1.14-20 Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland One of the things that I love about the Gospel of Mark is its great sense of movement. It’s a gospel that…

Go get soaked

First Sunday after the Epiphany January 7 2018 Genesis 1.1-5; Psalm 29.1-11; Acts 19.1-7; Mark 1.4-11 Rev Loren McGrail, United Church of Christ / YWCA of Palestine Don’t mind the mud. A certain drowning is required as Breath From above is delivered on the wings of a dove. The Baptizer’s bargain is this: There’s no…