The sermon title "All In The Family" is taken from the groundbreaking TV show of the 1970s starring Carroll O'Connor and Rob Reiner as the two characters most conflicted with each other. A man and his wife, their adult daughter and her husband all live in the same house, and the generational difference in political and social perspective of the father and son-in-law in particular was the crux of the show's plotlines. There was genuine disdain, and animosity, and frustration, and arguing, and unspoken (occasionally it wasn't spoken out loud) disagreement. And yet, in some bizarre way, they managed, when it really mattered, to "have each other's back".
That seems to be some of what is happening in the passage from Mark 3:20-35. Or is it?
Follow this link to the Pastor’s Ponderings for June 10, 2018 for further thoughts on this connection. See you in worship at 10 AM.
Grace and Peace, Pastor Bruce