Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12
What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up
A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment
Why we can hope everyone will be saved
God's "consuming fire" is the fire of holy love. It doesn't await sinners in the future; it burns up sin itself.
I dreamed of meeting Adam in heaven. He wasn't hard to recognize; he looked like my great-uncle Harold, with the weight of his years melted off.
While Christian scholars have long questioned body-soul dualism, it remains common in church circles. This may finally be changing.
Easter Sunday is glorious. But the most important Sundays come afterward, when we are left—as were
Jesus' disciples—with the sense that nothing can ever be the same.
The risen Christ does not rebuke Mary for her error. He seems rather to enjoy the occasion of her surprise.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.