The Adventurous Lectionary – September 22, 2013

Lectionary Reflections for September 22, 2013 Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 79:1-9 1Timothy 2:1-7   Luke 16:1-13 Today’s scriptures reflect on the social consequences of turning away from God and the possibility that prayer and God-centered values can be a source of health in our personal and corporate lives. A transformed mind may lead over the long [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary for Sept 8: Sacrifice and Artistry, Human and Divine

The Adventurous Lectionary for September 8, 2013   Sacrifice and Artistry: Human and Divine Today’s passages require careful theological navigation.  They have often been interpreted to justify the violence of divine omnipotence and a divine omniscience that fully determines the details of our lives from conception to death.  Moreover, they have been interpreted in ways [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary for Sept 1: Creative Interdependence

Lectionary Relections for September 1, 2013 Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 Creative Interdependence  This week’s lectionary calls us to creative interdependence.  We cannot thrive,  or even survive, without recognizing and acting upon our sense of interdependence with the world around us.  Authentic creation emerges from healthy relatedness, not pick-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps [Read More...]

Adventurous Lectionary: Divine Parenting and Human Well-Being – July 28, 2013

Lectionary Reflections for Pentecost 10 — July 28, 2013 Texts: Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13 Today’s readings are profoundly theocentric in their proclamation of a universal God for whom the affairs of humans and nations are of significance. The readings also present the many faces of God – as challenger, restorer, enemy, parent, and transformer. The [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...]

The Adventurous Lectionary for June 30: Bold Requests and Challenges

Today’s scriptures assert that God’s realm promises great things, and asks us to be persistent and focused in our quest to be faithful; we may have to let go of familiar relationships and comforts to awaken to the wonders God has in store for us. Sacrifice is essential to living faith, and our sacrifices open us to surprising powers and possibilities. [Read more...]

The Adventurous Lectionary for June 23: Questions That Change the World

Lectionary Reflections for the Fifth Sunday in Pentecost – June 23, 2013 I Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a; Psalm 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39 Questions that Change the World “What are you doing here?” God’s question to frightened Elijah addresses us all.  Why have we taken this path?  What events got us into our current situation or life [Read More...]


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