Machrina L. Blasdell

The Rev. Machrina Blasdell teaches religious studies online for Park University from the flexible locations allowed by a traveling laptop. She is enjoying the return to her hometown of Phoenix where she revels in growing roses and making anything chocolate.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Heaven, Day of Pentecost (A) – May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020

[RCL]: Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-3 What do you believe about heaven? According to polling in […]

The Woman at the Well, Lent 3 (A) – March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020

[RCL]: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42 There is a story told of a little boy who was put to bed, only to ask for a drink of […]

There Is More, Trinity Sunday (C) – 2019

June 17, 2019

[RCL]: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8 or Canticle 13 (or Canticle 2); Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Jesus said something curious in today’s gospel: “I still have many things to say […]

Indispensable, Epiphany 3 (C) – 2019

January 27, 2019

“The knee bone’s connected to the… thigh bone. The thigh bone’s connected to the… hip bone. The hip bone’s connected to the…,” and so on. Does this sound familiar? Remembering […]

Jesus Comes to Coffee Hour, Easter 3 (B) – 2018

April 16, 2018

The language of scripture is, for the most part, a graceful and formal language. There’s that one place in Paul’s epistles where he uses a word we don’t use in […]

What’s the Question?, Epiphany 4 (B) – 2018

January 28, 2018

“If this is the answer, then what is the question?” Have you ever wondered that about something? Jesus often asks questions without providing answers: “Who is my mother, and who […]

Whom Ought I Welcome?, Proper 8 (A) – 2017

July 02, 2017

“Jesus said, ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.’” Just so we get this straight: whoever welcomes you welcomes Jesus, and whoever […]

What Does It Take To Believe?, Easter 2 (B) – 2015

April 12, 2015

Last Sunday, the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we proclaimed with joy and wonder: “He is risen!” That was the theme for the day, that was […]

Our Mandate for This Day: Love One Another, Maundy Thursday – 2014

April 17, 2014

The ancient designation of this day, this night, is “Maundy,” a form of the word “mandate.” And what is a mandate? It is a command, a demand, an order, an […]

Inflection Is Everything, Advent 3 (B) – 2014

December 14, 2014

Inflection is everything. What do Americans call the game of table tennis? Do we say, “ping pong”? No. We call it “ping pong.” In English, men’s names such as David, Matthew, Isaac, […]

The Power of Interruptions, Proper 13 (A) – 2014

August 03, 2014

Have you ever noticed that wherever food is present, Jesus is there? As often as he was praying, he was sharing food. Late in his ministry, he even identified himself […]

What Does “King” Mean to You?, Christ the King (C) – 2013

November 24, 2013

The King. Christ: the King. The feast of: Christ the King. This is what we mark and celebrate today, but what does it mean? Back around the time our current […]

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