Kings! What a Strange Image for Jesus!

November 25, 2018

The history of humanity's relationship to this world's kings is not exactly a positive one. Why then do we use the image of a "king" to describe Jesus, the very model of humility and self-giving service. 


Adam’s Rib

October 7, 2018

The story of creation, and particularly the creation of humanity, in the second chapter of Genesis is a weird one. Paramount among its weird aspects is the image of the rib taken from the Man's chest and used to create a suitable partner. What we are really talking about here is God's placement in all of us of the need to love even as God loves. This is also at the root of Jesus' words about marriage and divorce in the Gospel of Mark. 


Rocky and Works

September 16, 2018

"Who do YOU say that I am?" Getting to that answer passes through a story...that of Pastor Rocky of the New Testament Baptist Church...



September 8, 2018

Be opened!


Bread of Life IV: To Whom Shall We Go?

August 25, 2018

Jesus comes to the nadir of his public life so far. The "Bread of Life" chapter (John 6) ends with not just the "crowds" leaving Jesus, but even his own disciples. Why? 

And Peter with his eleven compadres? "Will you also go?" Jesus asks them. 

Peter finally gets it right: "To whom shall we have the words of eternal life!"


Bread of Life III

August 18, 2018

Solemnity of the Assumption, August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018

Let's begin with Mary's feet so firmly grounded in the dust of this earth...


Bread of Life II

August 11, 2018

I AM the Bread of Life, 1

August 5, 2018

Now in our second of several Sunday of "Bread of Life" Gospel passages from John, Father Kevin offers some Exodus background to Jesus' declaration to the crowds that have followed him that he himself is "the Bread of Life". 

This homily was given at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Spokane, WA. 


Feast of Saint James, Apostle & Pilgrim, July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018

As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Apostle, James, also known as "Santiago", we celebrate his patronage over pilgrims everywhere and acknowledge his witness to the great Christian virtue of "accompaniment along the Way,"