Reflections for

Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

Isaiah 49:8-16a; Psalm 131; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34


Subversion and hope

Brueggemann's method

In two pages, you go from a simple devotional habit to being sucked into the vortex of global power plays. You must be reading Brueggemann.


Consider the Birds, by Debbie Blue

Fall books

Like Lauren Winner, who admits in the foreword to Consider the Birds that she is “not really interested in birds at all,” I’m not especially enamored of feathered creatures. It’s not that I revile them, but I have perhaps been shat upon once too many times. I am, however, a fan of Debbie Blue, one of the founding pastors of House of Mercy in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.