Mary and Elizabeth

Luke 1:39-56 (NRSV) When I read the Bible, I often find myself wishing that the writers had put in a bit more detail. If you’re not very familiar with the Bible, it’s easy to feel there is more detail in there than you could ever put to good use. But most of the...

A Thief in the Night

Matthew 24:32-36, 42-44 (NRSV) A few years back, while I was visiting my old stompin’ grounds in Southern California, I learned that a big new shopping mall was to be built out in Marino Valley. Growing up in Riverside, we used to think Marino Valley was way out in...