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...]

The Adventurous Lectionary – Trinity Sunday

Lectionary Reflections on Trinity Sunday – May 26, 2013 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Today’s readings speak of a lively, energizing, relational vision of the Trinity, a far cry from the disembodied, abstract, and irrelevant descriptions found in many theological tomes.  The Trinity, along with the Incarnation and the divine presence in history, is [Read More...]


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