Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Travel Faithfully: When God Gets Angry


Location:Mauna Loa, Hawaii

Travel Faithfully: Painted Church, Kona, HI



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mark 7:27-34





Tonight’s Good News is for all who have ears that can hear, from Mark Chaper 7 Verses  24 through 37
The role of Jesus will be played by George Stephanopholus to exaggerate the political undertones of Mark’s Gospel.  In Mark’s story, Jesus is a political commentator who is thought to have a liberal bias.
The serophonecian woman will be played by Michelle Obama, because in this week’s story you’re supposed to know that she is an ethnically different Jew who follows different rules.  Like in Shakespeare’s Othello, racial undertones are powerful way to dramatize this difference.
The part of the man who cannot listen and whose speech was not understood by others will be played by Clint Eastwood.  I think you’ll get why if you’d read the papers this week.

Now that you know who is in the story, let me catch you up with what has already happened:
First, Jesus is baptized, the heavens are torn in two and the divider that separated the stuff of God and evil spirits from the stuff of humans was broken.  From the sky flew the holy spirit.  But it went into Jesus so quickly, the people are left wondering if the stuff that flew into Jesus was good or bad.
As the munchkins asked Dorothy, the people are left wondering are you a good witch or a bad witch?
Jesus isn’t really a witch, but things get confusing because the demons seem to think that Jesus is the son of God, while all the holy people seem to think that Jesus is full of demons.
Later a fancy guy from the temple asks Jesus if he can heal his sick daughter, but Jesus gets distracted when a woman who has been bleeding for 30 years touches him and is healed.  Jesus notices that his power is starting to deplete, so he confronts the woman.  During this conversation the fancy guy’s daughter dies.  
Knowing his power is depleting, Jesus runs away from crowds who try to get him to heal them.   He travels all over to different parts of the sea trying to find a place where he can rest.  But, he can’t find one.
The gossip gets so loud that Jesus’ mother and family come to take him home and Jesus declares that his followers are his real family.
Then, just before this story, a group of faithful folk ask Jesus why he doesn’t follow all the same handwashing rituals that they do.  He tells them it’s not about outward rituals, but rather inward love and acceptance of all people. 

Now in today’s story, Jesus crosses to region of Tyre by way of Sidon, but assuming you have no idea where that is I’ll show you the route I took flying from San Francisco to Rochester, MN.  All you need to know is that Jesus goes to a place that is really different.  The people think different, they look different, they worship different .  About as culturally different as my journey, but you have to remember that the kind of Jew Jesus was, is very different than the Jews he would discover.
So, Jesus does what any good Messiah who is expected to heal all the sick, feed all the hungry and bring peace to the world would do.   He hides!
It doesn’t say how he hid, if he hid under a table or some blankets.  Or if he put on a disguise. 
But since all the other times he tries to change locations to get away from people who want him to heal them if fails, you can imagine he was trying really hard.
But it doesn’t work.  It was obvious where he was.
The syrophencian woman, whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard where he was and graveled at his feet begging for him to help her daughter.
Jesus tells her, that it’s not fair to feed the children’s bread to the dogs.  In the original Greek, Jesus uses the female gendered word for dog, which in the English would be translated into a word that starts with a “B.” 
Yes, Jesus is being a jerk here.  He’s telling the woman that her kind are not worthy of his help, presumably this is because she is of a different ethnicity and worships differently.   
But the graveling woman is not fazed, she musters up the same courage Jesus must have had in the previous verses when he talks to the faithful ones about hand washing rituals.  She tells Jesus that even the dogs eat the children’s crumbs as they fall off the table.
Jesus responds saying: “because of your answer go away.  The demon has left your daughter.”
She went home and found the child lying on the bed and the demon gone.

Then Jesus returned from the region of Tyre, through Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee in the region of Decapolis.  This is really a picture of the great lakes, but again, can you really tell the difference?
Wherever he ended up, some unnamed people, brought him a man who couldn’t hear and had a problem speaking to others.  They begged him to lay hands on the man.  They begged in a less demeaning fashion than the syrophencian woman had moments before.  
This time, without being a jerk, he took the man who couldn’t listen away from the crowd, put his fingers in his ears, spat his healing spit and touched his tongue.  Then he sighed (possibly in exasperation), looked to heaven and said “Ephphatha” which means “be opened.”  Bang his ears were opened and the impediment was released from his tongue and the man who didn’t listen began to speak in a way others understood better.

Then Jesus told them not to tell anyone about the healing.  But the more he told them not too, the more they told everyone.  The blabber mouths declared: Jesus does everything well, including making those who can’t hear, hear and those who we cannot understand able to speak so we can understand them.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Live Gospel According to Pop in the Key of Mark







Gospel According to Pop in the Key of Mark

Jesus is baptized and goes into the desert – Awake my Soul – Mumford and Sons  - Megan and Megan
 
 
C                           F        C
How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
C                       F            C
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
C                            F              C
And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know
C                           F       C
This weakness I feel I must finally show
 
C                            F           C
Lend me your hand and we'll conquer them all
C                               F            C
But lend me your heart and I'll just let you fall
C                       F               C
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
C                            F       C
But your soul you must keep, totally free
C   F    F   C    C   F    
   C
Har har, har har, har har, har har
 
         Am             C     F                       C
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
          F           C     Am              C
Where you invest your love, you invest your life
         Am             C     F                       C
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
          F           C     Am              C
Where you invest your love, you invest your life
 
Am       C     Am       C
Awake my soul, awake my soul
Am       C
Awake my soul
Am  G    F    C  Am   G    
 C
You were made to meet your maker
Am       C     Am       C
Awake my soul, awake my soul
Am       C
Awake my soul
Am  G    F    C  Am   G    
 C
You were made to meet your maker
Am  G    F    C  Am   G    
 C
You were made to meet your maker
­­­Tina Turner - Proud Mary    -Kristen
 
 
 
 
Intro: | D | D | D | D |
 
Verse 1:
D
Left a good job in the city,
Workin for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleepin'
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been
A                           Bm                 G
Big wheel a-keep on turnin' Proud Mary keep on burnin'
D
And we're rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river!
 
Verse 2:
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans.
But I never saw the good side of the city
Till I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.
Big wheels keep on turnin, Proud Mary keep on burnin
And we're rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river!
                                            G  D       G  D       G  D
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river, the river, the river, the river








G            Cadd9   D      Dsus4         
You named me Jesus      the day that I was born

G             Cadd9  D     Dsus4           
You asked too much      to fix what you had torn

C          G     Am     C     G    Am
Things got out of hand, now I understand

Chorus:
D           Dsus4       G
    And I'm out of your range

                 Cadd9
Now it's kind of strange

              G            Cadd9  D
How we change orbit in our lives

         Dsus4     G                  Cadd9
You were kind of a moon outside of my room

             G        D
I could just feel you nearby

C     Em       Am
Now I feel you gone

         C         Em          Am
'Cause I know what side you're on

G  (strum once and let ring)
  And it's not mine


G Cadd9 D Dsus4 D


G          Cadd9   D  Dsus4  D       
I walk the line      between now and then

G             Cadd9  D Dsus4  D   
It's deep sea diving   with no oxygen

  C             G       Am
Guess I went somewhere to hide

C     G      Am
Far behind my eyes

C             G      Am
I willed you there to see

C             G       Am
But you never came for me

Chorus







Jesus tells the woman at the well he knows her heart..  (1234: The Gospel of Feist) – Megan and Megan
VERSE:
D       Bm
One Two Three Four
G                A
Tell me that you love me more
D          Bm 
Sleepless, long nights
G                A
That was what my youth was for
 
D          Bm          G            A
Oh teenage hopes are lying at your door
D          Bm          G                 A   
Left you with nothing But they want some more
 
CHORUS:
 A- A6-A
Oh-Oh-Oh
       G
You're changing your heart
 A-A6-A
Oh-Oh-Oh
     G
You know who you are
 
VERSE: (same as before)
Sweetheart, bitter heart
Now I can't tell you apart
Cozy and cold
Put the horse before the cart
 
Those teenage hopes
Who have tears in their eyes
Too scared to own up
To one little lie
 
Oh, oh, oh
You're changing your heart
Oh, oh, oh
You know who you are
 
One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, and ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then
One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, and ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then
 
Oh, oh, oh
You're changing your heart
Oh, oh, oh
You know who you are
Oh, oh, oh
You're changing your heart
Oh, oh, oh
You know who you are
·  Healings and miracles.  (Be Ok: The Gospel of Ingrid Michaelson)  - Megan and Kristen

CAPO 4th fret!
 
 
 
Intro: C  
C                                 D            F         C
I just wanna be ok, be ok, be ok  I just wanna be ok today
C                                 D            F         C
I just wanna be ok, be ok, be ok  I just wanna be ok today
C
I just wanna feel today, feel today, feel today
D            F                C
I just wanna feel something today
 
 
C
I just wanna feel today, feel today, feel today
D            F                C
I just wanna feel something today
 
 
CHORUS:


E            F        C
Open me open you will see
E               F        Em
I'm a gallery of broken hearts
E                 F        C
I'm beyond repair let me be
F           D                   C
And give me back my broken parts
 
 
I just wanna know today, know today, know today
I just want to know something today
I just want to know today, know today, know today
Know that maybe I will be ok
 
 
Chorus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRIDGE:
D            Dm      Am
Just give me back my pieces
D              Dm      Am
Just give them back to me please
D            Dm      Am
Just give me back my pieces
F          D              C
And let me hold my broken parts
 
I just want to be ok, be ok, be ok
I just want to be ok today
I just want to be ok, be ok, be ok
I just want to be ok today
 
I just want to feel today, feel today, feel today
I just want to feel something today
I just want to know today, know today, know today
Know that maybe I will be ok
Know that maybe I will be ok
Know that maybe I will be ok 




Jesus questions the order of things…   Megan and Kristen

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love



Story of Peter confronting Jesus -    Be Good Tanyas - Ally
the way your mind works
drivin' so fast, carving your way
through the city
well you can't tell me
you get what you want
you've figured it out
and yer just fine

cuz you're talking to yourself
you don't hear a thing
and all history unfolds before you
but you shut your eyes
but you shut your eyes
it's not happening
we all grew up and
we fend for ourselves
and we fend for each other
we fend for each other
sometimes

but you keep on racin' and runnin'
like something is chasing you
like something's gonna get you
well something's gonna get you someday



·  Jesus says to Peter get behind me Satan:  -Ally


Chorus:
D           Dsus4       G
    And I'm out of your range

                 Cadd9
Now it's kind of strange

              G            Cadd9  D
How we change orbit in our lives

         Dsus4     G                  Cadd9
You were kind of a moon outside of my room

             G        D
I could just feel you nearby

C     Em       Am
Now I feel you gone

         C         Em          Am
'Cause I know what side you're on

G  (strum once and let ring)
  And it's not mine




The Last Supper .  (Save Tonight: The Gospel of Eagle Eye Cherry) – Megan and Ally


Go on and close the curtains
Cause all we need is candle light
You and me and a bottle of wine
Going to hold you tonight
Well we know I'm going away
And how I wish, I wish it weren't so
So take this wine and drink with me
Let's delay our misery

Chorus:
Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Save tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

There's a log on the fire
And it burns like me for you
Tomorrow comes with one desire
To take me away it's true
It ain't easy to say goodbye
Darling please don't start to cry
Cause girl you know I've got to go, oh
Lord I wish it wasn't so

Chorus:

Tomorrow comes to take me away
I wish that I, that I could stay
Girl you know I've got to go, oh
Lord I wish it wasn't so

Chorus:



Judus Storms Out of the Last Supper and Sells Out Jesus. (Rolling in the Deep: The Gospel of Adele)  - Megan and Megan
Verse 1
Am                  
There's a fire starting in my heart,
F                                                G
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark
 
 
Finally, I can see you crystal clear.
Go ahead and sell me out and I'll lay your ship bare.
 
See how I leave, with every piece of you
Don't underestimate the things that I will do.
 
There's a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark
 
Chorus
F                       G
The scars of your love, remind me of us.
Em                      F
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
F                       G
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
Em              E
I can't help feeling...
 
E                            Am                              G
We could have had it all... (I wish you, never had met me)...
F(hold)                                                                         
          G
Rolling in the Deep (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
Am                                                                       G
Your had my heart... (I wish you)... Inside of your hand (Never had met me)
F(hold)                                                                         
                                   G
And you played it... (Tears are gonna fall)... To the beat (Rolling in the deep)
 
Am                    E
Baby I have no story to be told,
           G                            E                              G
But I've heard one of you and I'm gonna make your head burn.
Am                      E
Think of me in the depths of your despair.
 G                                          E                          
                G
Making a home down there, as mine sure won't be shared.
 
Chorus
 
F                                 G
We could have had it all
Am                          G
Rolling in the Deep
F
Your had my heart Inside of your hand
G
And you played it To the beat
 
 
Am (hold)
Throw yourself through ever open door (Whoa)
Count your blessings to find what look for (Whoa-uh)
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold (Whoa)
And pay me back in kind- You reap just what you sow.
 
 
 
Am                             G
(I wish you... Never had met me)
F                                                       G
We could have had it all (Tears are gonna fall... Rolling in the deep)
Am                                                              G
We could have had it all yeah ( I wish you... never had met me)
F(Hold)
It all. (Tears are gonna fall)
                                           G
It all, It all (Rolling in the deep)
 
 
Am                                         G
We could have had it all... (I wish you, never had met me)...
F                                                    G
Rolling in the Deep (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
Am                      G
Your had my heart... (I wish you)... Inside of your hand (Never had met me)
F                               G
And you played it... (Tears are gonna fall)... To the beat (Rolling in the deep)
 
 
Am                                                G
We could have had it all... (I wish you, never had met me)...
F (hold)                                                     G
Rolling in the Deep (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
Am                                           G
Your had my heart... (I wish you)... Inside of your hand (Never had met me)
F
But you played it
You played it.
You played it.
           G     End on Am
You played it to the beat.





Gethsemene  -Jesus tells them to stay up and pray
Pray tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Pray tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Jesus tells them to stay up and pray
Stay awake tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Stay awake tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Jesus tells them to stay up and pray
Stay awake tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone

Stay awake tonight
And fight the break of dawn
Come tomorrow
Tomorrow I'll be gone




·  Mary watches Jesus on the Cross  -Ally
Chorus:
D           Dsus4       G
    And I'm out of your range

                 Cadd9
Now it's kind of strange

              G            Cadd9  D
How we change orbit in our lives

         Dsus4     G                  Cadd9
You were kind of a moon outside of my room

             G        D
I could just feel you nearby

C     Em       Am
Now I feel you gone






 Mary at the Cross.  (Hit Me Baby One More Time: The Gospel of Britney Spears)  -Megan and Kristen
 
 
 
 
 
Am
Oh baby, baby
     E                 C
How was I supposed to know
      Dm               Em    
That something wasn't right here
Am
Oh baby baby
     E                   C
I shouldn't have let you go
     Dm                Em
And now you're out of sight, yeah
Am                       E
Show me, how you want it to be
         C
Tell me baby
                  Dm                Em
'Cause I need to know now what we've got
 
 
Chorus:
Am                E
My loneliness is killing me
C                   Dm
I must confess, I still believe
Am                       E
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
C
Give me a sign
Dm          Em
Hit me baby one more time





The women say nothing because they are afraid - The Chain  (three female voices)  All




The sky looks pissed.
The wind talks back.
The bones are shifting in my skin and you my love are gone.

My room seems wrong.
The bed won't fit.
I can not seem to operate and you my love are gone

(Chorus)
So glide away on soapy heals
and promise not to promise anymore
and if you come around again
then i will take, then i will take the chain from off the door

I'll never say, I'll never love
but I dont say a lot of things and you my love are gone

(Chorus X6)