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Jason at John Street · 2W ago

No More of These Sounds

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with its final movement’s “Ode to Joy” is one of the most recognized and enjoyed pieces of music ever composed. For nearly two hundred years, the Ninth has dazzled...
Jason at John Street · 1M ago

Hold It Not Against Them

Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr, faithfully followed in Jesus’ steps even to the point of death. The Book of Acts identifies Stephen as a servant leader in the early church. Set ap...
Jason at John Street · 1M ago

Easter's Cliffhanger

Three weeks have passed since Easter Sunday, but this morning’s lesson from Saint’s Luke’s Gospel takes us back to the Day of Resurrection. Now on that same day two of [Jesus’ disciples] we...
Jason at John Street · 2M ago

Hateful Zombies and the Greatest German

Ezekiel’s vision of a valley covered in dry and lifeless human remains is the image of his community’s complete devastation. This was a vision of war’s aftermath, a war that left Ezekiel’s c...
Jason at John Street · 3M ago

First They Ignore You

If you’ve spent enough time on any social media platform in the last year, you’ve probably come across this famous quote from Mahatma Gandhi. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, ...
Jason at John Street · 3M ago

From the Well

Jesus loves, ministers to, cares for, welcomes, breaks bread with, and respects the innate dignity of outsiders. The poor, the sick, people with bad reputations, religious and social outcast...
Jason at John Street · 3M ago

Leave, Go, Be a Blessing

I vividly remember the first time I ever flew on a plane. I was seventeen years old. It was a hazy, hot, and humid July morning when I said good-bye to my mom and dad, handed the US Airways ...
Jason at John Street · 3M ago

Create in Me

Few people capture the imagination of Old Testament readers like King David. When he first came on to the scene, he gave hope to underdogs everywhere by bringing down Goliath, the ultimate ...
Jason at John Street · 4M ago

Heard It

On the night of his betrayal and arrest, Jesus gathered his disciples together and said, I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should l...
Jason at John Street · 6M ago

That They May Know (For Christmas)

After Matthew and Luke, it’s possible that Charles Dickens wrote the most famous Christmas story ever told. In 1843, Charles Dickens wanted to draw attention to the reality of poverty and...