Every Palm Sunday I preach one of the longer sermons I preach. We follow the 3-year lectionary cycle and Palm Sunday always has the most readings of the year. Mark’s version of the passion this year is no exception. I hope you don’t mind that I read it all from The Message, the plain-English translation of the Bible. It’s just so awesome, and even though it’s long—such a great story! Thank you for indulging me.
I’m in the middle of the writing phase of my DMin project (Doctor of Ministry) in Public Theology at Drew University. We are scheduled to graduate in August. This has been an amazing and interesting experience not the least of which is influenced by the pandemic.