Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Luke 19:28-40
Liturgy of the Passion: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49
Resident Aliens at 25
Resident Aliens effectively makes a virtue of a necessity. It seems to choose disestablishment, which in fact has come down upon us like a judgment.
Living with regret
It’s been seven years, and I cannot access the word of peace. The tears still sting and slosh over my pail of remorse.
As a child I was afraid of the cross. Crosses with Jesus’ bloody body terrified me, but even the empty ones I saw in my father’s Lutheran church gave me shivers.
My father was a liberal Protestant, but my grandfather, who was also a minister, held a more traditional view of atonement theology.
Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about Salvation and the Cross
For Sharon Baker, theological consistency is essential, because “our perception of God influences how we behave.”
The Death of Jesus and Relations between Jews and Christians
Mary Boys offers concrete proposals for how the story of Jesus’ crucifixion can be told faithfully in the presence of Jewish conversation partners.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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