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.
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.
Luke 14:1, 7–14
Jesus offers his unsolicited advice fully aware of the jousting for prominence that occurs in our social spaces. He sees our mad dash to the front row so that we can be seen by the chief executive officer, the potential major donor, or the bishop.
The unnamed woman’s healing in this week’s Gospel reading is a story of expansion, revelation, vision widened by grace. There’s more to the story, however.
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