Family And Relationships
See All Topics
Peter T. Chattaway
Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC
see all columnists
NEW Patheos Answers
Faith Leaders Database
Holiness and Pentecostal
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Presbytarian and Reformed
See all religions
Resources For the Faith Seeker
E-Books and Other Special Offers
Books of the Bible Study series
History of the Bible
7 Day Prayer Challenge for Spouses
A Different Kind of Christian
Jesus is Love
The Saints We Love
FaithChatter Conversation Cards
Get newsletters and updates
get the latest from
Sign up for our newsletter
Get updates from LECTIO delivered straight to your inbox
Also, send me the Progressive Christian Newsletter and special offers.
Also, send me the Progressive Christian Newsletter.
Please also opt me in for Exclusive Offers from Patheos’s Partners
Privacy and Data Policy
November 14, 2016
Shepherds and Crucified Kings: The Lectionary for Reign of Christ
Jeremiah 23:1-6 What It’s About: Shepherds. But also kings. When Christianity was young, and it was...
November 07, 2016
The Days Will Come: The Lectionary for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 65:17-25 and/or Malachi 4:1-2a What It’s About: Both of these prophetic texts offer visions of...
October 31, 2016
Suffering and God: The Lectionary for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost
Haggai 1:15b-2:9 and/or Job 19:23-27 What It’s About: Haggai is a tidy little book, often overlooked...
October 24, 2016
Collaboration and Destruction: The Lectionary for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 and/or Isaiah 1:10-18 What It’s About: These passages are both from the inaugural portions...
October 16, 2016
The Righteous and the Religious: The Lectionary for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Apologies for my hiatus; I had a few very hectic weeks with other projects. On...
September 19, 2016
The Trouble With Money: The Lectionary for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and/or Amos 6:1a, 4-7 What It’s About: The Jeremiah passage is about a...
September 12, 2016
Balms and Kings: The Lectionary for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 and/or Amos 8:4-7 What It’s About: It's funny how some passages of the bible...
September 05, 2016
Lost and Sinful Things: The Lectionary for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 2:11-12, 22-28 and/or Exodus 32:7-14 What It’s About: These are both stories about God's wrath...
August 29, 2016
The Habits of Potters: The Lectionary for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 18:1-11 and/or Deuteronomy 30:15-20 What It’s About: Both of these texts are extended if...then statements. An...
August 22, 2016
Faithfulness and Goodness: The Lectionary for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 2:4-13, Sirach 10:12-18, or Proverbs 25:6-7 What It’s About: Jeremiah and Sirach are both about...
August 15, 2016
Wrestling with Traditions: The Lectionary for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 1:4-10 and/or Isaiah 58:9b-14 What It’s About: Isaiah and Jeremiah are two of the greatest...
August 08, 2016
Songs, Dreams, and Heroes: The Lectionary for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 5:1-7 and/or Jeremiah 23:23-29 What It’s About: Both of these passages are unusual in their...
August 01, 2016
Tradition and Faith: The Lectionary for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 and/or Genesis 15:1-6 What It’s About: These are both texts about beginnings--of a sort....
July 25, 2016
Rich Fools and Divine Wisdom: The Lectionary for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Hosea 11:1-11 and/or Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 What It’s About: These are pretty distinct texts, and...
July 18, 2016
Sex, Prayer, and Sodom: The Lectionary for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Hosea 1:2-10 What It’s About: Hosea has perhaps the most memorable opening section of any of...
July 10, 2016
Rotting Summer Fruits: The Lectionary for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (and for this moment in American history)
Normally, I comment on the Hebrew Bible, Gospel, and Epistle readings for the week. This...
June 27, 2016
The God of Israel and the Children of Other Nations: The Lectionary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
2 Kings 5:1-14 and/or Isaiah 66:10-14 What It’s About: These passages really don't have a ton...
June 21, 2016
Fire and the Fruits: The Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 and/or 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 What It’s About: These are stories about...
June 13, 2016
Wind, Earthquake, and Fire: The Lectionary for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost
1 Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a and/or Isaiah 65:1-9 What It’s About: Both of these passages are in...
June 06, 2016
Agency and Depravity: The Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
1 Kings 21:1-21a and/or 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 What It’s About: These are both stories about the...
May 30, 2016
Widows and Prophets: The Lectionary for the Third Sunday after Pentecost
1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) What It’s About: This is the story of the widow of Zarephath--or,...
May 24, 2016
Debunking the Debunking: A Review of Rodney Stark’s Bearing False Witness
Rodney Stark's newest book, Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History, begins with a...
May 19, 2016
Notes on a Thing That Is None of My Business, OR, The Lectionary for the Second Sunday after Pentecost
I was glued to my phone all day yesterday, refreshing the Twitter feed of the...
May 15, 2016
Wisdom, Spirit, Truth: The Lectionary for Trinity Sunday
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 What It’s About: Wisdom! Proverbs is a lot about wisdom generally, but this...
May 09, 2016
Spirit: The Lectionary for Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21 and/or Genesis 11:1-9 What It’s About: The common thread through these two passages is language....
May 02, 2016
That They May All Be One: The Lectionary for the Seventh Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:16-34 What It’s About: Here we have the story of an enslaved person, a young...
April 25, 2016
Visions of What’s to Come: The Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15 What It’s About: Here we meet Lydia, an important figure in the first generation...
April 18, 2016
Love and Newness: The Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 11:1-18 What It’s About: This passage from Acts narrates an episode in one of the...
April 11, 2016
Heaven and Earth: The Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:36-43 What It’s About: The Acts of the Apostles got its name from the...
April 04, 2016
Scales and Sheep: The Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:1-20 What It’s About: This is the story of Saul--who would become Paul--and his experience...
Related posts from
The Days Will Come: The Lectionary for the...
Suffering and God: The Lectionary for the 25th...
Collaboration and Destruction: The Lectionary for the 24th...
The Righteous and the Religious: The Lectionary for...
Advertise With Us
Terms Of Service
Do Not Sell My Data
Follow Us on Facebook
Find Us on YouTube
Unsubscribe From Notifications
. All rights reserved.