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Lectionary Reflection: The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Jim Simpson

Friday, August 24

1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 Today’s reading from John’s gospel concludes the bread of life discourse. After feeding five thousand with a few loaves, Jesus identifies himself with the bread...

The Pressure of Reality

By Jim Simpson

Monday, July 30

I turned off the news feed on my smartphone a couple weeks ago. The device came out of the box with a feature that pushes snippets of “breaking news” onto the screen. You might have...

Lectionary Reflection: The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

By Jim Simpson

Friday, June 22

1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16; Psalm 133; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 In today’s readings, a jealous King Saul attempts to murder his successor, David, in a gruesome way. Jesus appears to be oblivious to a...

Lectionary Reflection: Fifth Sunday of Easter

By Jim Simpson

Tuesday, April 24

Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:24-30, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8 We hear today about an Ethiopian court official reading Isaiah out loud while riding his chariot home from Jerusalem. Jesus has departed. We can tell from...

Lectionary Reflection: The Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost

By Jim Simpson

Friday, November 10

Wisdom 3:1-9; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; John 5:24-27 At a recent memorial for North Bay fire victims, Rep. Nancy Pelosi told the audience: “Hope is where it has always been, sitting right between faith and love....

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