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 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11
How Christians Have Used the Bible’s First Man to Oppress, Inspire, and Make Sense of the World
Karl Giberson offers a cultural history of the Bible's first human. It's an intriguing and unsettling story.
Why ‘secularism’ has no meaning
Perhaps the real lack of faith in modern society comes down to a lack of reverence for the people around us.
Sin is real but not 'original'
Does it always happen that humans sin? Obviously not. But is there any chance that they will not sin?
Loving and eating animals
When you grow up with a grandmother who insists that you thank the hens every time you gather their eggs, gratitude becomes second nature.
Genesis 2:15–17, 3:1–7; Matthew 4:1–11
I have lived in the U.S. for nearly three years now, and there is so much to love: the beauty and the grandeur of the landscape, the welcome and hospitality I’ve found in one city after another, and so many new friends.
But there is one thing I don’t love so much.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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