Archives for May 2012

The Adventurous Lectionary: Trinity Sunday

Lectionary Reflections for Trinity Sunday, June 3, 2012 Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17 For the third Sunday in a row, we are reflecting on some of the most challenging and provocative themes in Christian experience – the Ascension of Jesus, Pentecost, and now the Holy Trinity.  The Trinity is only an occasional theme in progressive [Read More…]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Pentecost Sunday

Reflections on Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4-15 Pentecost Sunday celebrates the many and varied expressions of God’s love and wisdom.  The divine dancer moves through all creation bringing forth life and love and inspiration.  Fire and wind are everywhere. Inspiration and revelation are just a moment away and [Read More…]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Ascension Sunday

Lectionary Reflections for Ascension Sunday, May 20, 2012 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 (include Acts 1:6-14): Psalm 1: I John 5:9-13: John 17:6-19 Today’s passages are an invitation to experience the intimacy of God in our daily tasks.  Our vocations emerge from our encounters in this world and are fulfilled in following God’s way in our lives.  We don’t need [Read More…]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Reflections for May 13, 2012

Lectionary Reflections for May 13, 2012 Acts 10:44-48 (context Acts 10:1-23); Psalm 98; I John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 This Sunday’s readings continue the theme of connection and interdependence.  They proclaim a “metaphysics of love” in which love characterizes God’s nature and the behavior of Jesus’ followers.  The great commandment, love God and your neighbor, transforms everything we do.  [Read More…]