This is Good News?

This is Good News?

based on Luke 3: 1-17

This week we again hear the story of John baptizing in the Jordan River.   We have tended to dismiss John as a sort of crazy man, demented and weird. Do we do that so that we can ignore his message?  Why does the church insist on hearing the preaching of John during Advent?  After all, John is calling people to change their ways about 30 years after Jesus birth, so why do we read and reflect on what may seem out of sequence?  This Sunday, Dr jay will consider the ministry of John the Baptizer and how similar the content of his preaching and that of Jesus are