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Lectionary Reflection: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, August 11

1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 What does it take to hear the sheer silence of God? As I write this, there’s a dull throb of construction machinery outside my window. Colleagues...

Lectionary Reflection: The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, July 14

Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-14; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Our readings today contain many images of the chances and challenges of growth. Each seed spread out into the world has the potential to unfold...

Journeying Together: Social Justice Film Festival

By Carol James

Wednesday, July 5

Ahmad and Mona sit in the back of a car moving through a nondescript landscape. “I always said I’d take you to France,” Ahmad says. “And I said Syria was good enough for me.” Mona...

Lectionary Reflection: The Third Sunday After Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, June 23

Our readings this Sunday tackle some uncomfortable aspects of our journey to and with God. We’re asked to stay faithful in the face of conflict, opposition and persecution. Responding to God’s call and following Jesus’s...

Lectionary Reflection: Trinity Sunday

By Carol James

Friday, June 9

We’ve shared dazzling and surprising stories in our most recent Sunday readings: we’ve stood slack-jawed on a sun-bleached hillside as our teacher and friend ascended into heaven; standing in crowded markets and worship places, we’ve...

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