Proper 5 • Luke 7:11–17 • June 5, 2016


Proper 5 • Luke 7:11–17 • June 5, 2016

By James Voelz Introduction and Overview This well-known pericope is “typical” of Luke’s Gospel in several important ways. Chief is the portrayal of Jesus as a prophetic figure (in something of a contrast to Matthew, where he is more obviously a Yahweh and Moses figure). This theme is initiated and made programmatic for the third Gospel ..

On the Death of my Mother

On the Death of my Mother


On the Death of my Mother

It was the call I was dreading.  The hospice nurse phoned during chapel at the seminary with the news: “Your mother has 24-48 hours to live.”  At 95, my mother had been in decline for about six months, and in rather severe decline for almost 3 ½ weeks, from just before Christmas.  So out I ..