Reflections on the lectionary readings by pastors, preachers, and biblical scholars
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Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Genesis 32:22–31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1–8
Maybe the parable of the persistent widow isn't about God. Maybe it's about us.
When I read this week's Gospel, I remember two lepers I saw at a train station in India—how alone they were.
1 Timothy 6:6–19; Luke 16:19–31
Luke's story of the rich man and Lazarus is full of vivid details. Which makes you cringe the most?
Amos 8:4–7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1–7; Luke 16:1–13
What is Jesus thinking when he tells the parable of the dishonest steward?
Exodus 32:7–14; 1 Timothy 1:12–17; Luke 15:1–10
James calls Abraham a “friend of God.” In this week’s reading from Exodus, Moses presumes upon a similar divine friendship to offer God advice.
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