Archives for March 2012

The Adventurous Lectionary – Living a Holy Week

Holy Week is a lifetime in miniature.  It goes from celebration to conflict, betrayal, suspense, and then back to a celebration that lasts a lifetime.  As the commercial says, “life comes at you fast,” and so does Holy Week.  We almost need a month to let the events of Holy Week sink in spiritually and [Read More…]

Adventurous Lectionary – Lent 5 – March 25

The Fifth Sunday in Lent Jeremiah31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33 With holy week on the horizon, this Sunday’s readings are soul-full in nature.  They call us to align ourselves with God’s vision for our lives.  God’s vision is not externally imposed but emerges out of the depths of our spirit.  The goal of [Read More…]

The Adventurous Lectionary -Lent 4

The Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 18, 2012 Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21 The Fourth Sunday in Lent is theological treasure trove, where the preacher can discover some of the best and worst of Jewish and Christian images of God.  All in all, the passages from today’s readings, even those [Read More…]