The Adventurous Lectionary for June 22, 2014

Lectionary Reflections for the Second Sunday After Pentecost – June 22, 2014 Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 81:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 God is faithful and invites us to look beyond our own resources and self-interest to a larger vision of life.  When trouble surrounds us, we are not alone; God is with us.  These affirmations [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary – Trinity Sunday – June 15, 2014

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Lectionary Reflections for Trinity Sunday June 15, 2014 Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 With summer on the horizon, the scriptures celebrate creation and our place in it.  It’s not about us.  We have a unique mission but it is part of a larger holy adventure of divine wisdom and creativity.  We [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 11, 2014

Lectionary Reflections for May 11, 2014 John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 “I have come that you might have life, and have it abundantly.”  This was one of Jesus’ mission statements. He is affirming that while there are pathways that lead to destruction, the good shepherd seeks only the best for his sheep.  The good shepherd wants [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Transfiguration Sunday – March 2, 2014

Lectionary Reflections on Transfiguration Sunday Sunday, March 2, 2014 Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 99 or Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9, 14-21 Experiencing the glory of God transforms everything.  The energy of the Big Bang streams forth from Jesus. Moses is enveloped in divine light. Divine energy and the power of God are not neutral: [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary for January 26, 2014

Lectionary Reflections for Sunday, January 26, 2014 Isaiah 9:1-4 ; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; I Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23 Today’s readings capture the spirit of the magi. Following the star, they find Jesus. The light of the Christ Child still shines are guides the way of pilgrims and those who struggle with personal and communal dis-ease. [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Divine Creativity and Human Agency – November 17, 2013

Lectionary Reflections for November 17, 2013 Divine Creativity and Human Agency  Taken together today’s lectionary readings proclaim that God is active and innovative, working toward a realm of wholeness encompassing humanity and the non-human world and so should we.  God is involved in world-transformation, and so should we.  God’s agency inspires our own agency and [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Pentecost 9, July 21, 2013

The Adventurous Lectionary – Pentecost 9 – July 21, 2013 Texts: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42 Today’s readings abound in possibilities, including the possibility that we will suffer serious consequences if we deviate from God’s vision of Shalom.  According to the readings from Psalms and Amos, there is both a promise and [Read More...]


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