Tuck’s Blog

On Rubbing Shoulders

In today’s reading, Matthew is called as to be an apostle (Matt 9:9-12).  Mark and Luke record this same story… except they call him “Levi” (Mk 2:14–17; Lk 5:27–32).  It’s not unusual for people have multiple names (Peter/Simon/Cephas).  Maybe “Matthew” was his formal name and “Levi” was the nickname they gave him based on the jeans…

What Did You Get?

Christmas morning!  The excitement of kids screaming down the stairs to see what was left under the tree.  The frenetic tearing into wrapped presents to discover the hidden treasures and the delighted squeals that follow.  Then the cousins all gather around to look and ask, “So what did you get?”  Christmas morning.  So what did…

How Do We See Jesus?

Remember the “War of Christmas” that was all the rage last year?  You know, where hundreds of thousands boycotted Starbucks and their demonic, anti-Christmas coffee cup? OK, so it was just a red cup and few dozen crackpots on social media.  And then there’s all those radicals who say “Happy Holidays,” not of “Merry Christmas.”…

Don’t Trust What Can’t Be Trusted

I ran across a list of some very perplexing “mysteries of the universe” the other day. Well, maybe they aren’t not “mysteries” as much as interesting questions that someone needs to answer. Why are there flotation devices under airplane seats, not parachutes? Why isn’t the word “phonetic” spelled like it sounds? Have you ever imagined…