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Lectionary Reflection: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, July 13

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 Our readings today offer us very different notions of what a ruler is supposed to look like and do. We see David showing his unrestrained...

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 – The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

By Benjamin Miralles

Friday, June 15

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17; Mark 4:26-34 As if by divine coincidence, our set of readings this Sunday, which matches our current election cycle, examines this complicated notion of God’s Kingdom...

Lectionary Reflection: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, June 1

1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6 It’s hard, walking around through the world, not to develop some expectations about how things work. An understanding of cause and effect will make many...

Lectionary Reflection – The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

By Carol James

Friday, May 25

Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17 Our readings today feature folks who aren’t quite sure why they’re there.  The narrator of Isaiah and Jesus’s night visitor Nicodemus are reluctant to come forward and declare themselves,...

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