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 18:1-15, (21:1-7); Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; (Exodus 19:2-8a; Psalm 100;) Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)
Genesis 18:1–10a; Luke 10:38–42
God’s experience of hospitality—in the mysterious travelers and in the person of Jesus—inspires us to think beyond an Abraham-vs.-Sarah or Martha-vs.-Mary divide.
Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1–5; John 16:12–15
When we are overwhelmed by our daily struggles, when we get weary because of the dehumanization that results from hatred and greed, Proverbs 8 and Psalm 8 remind us how God conceives of us as human beings crowned with glory and honor.
Or the Evening Redness in the West
One Good Book deserves another
Why would Psalms and Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian pop into my head?
Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Are the people of 21st-century Israel the chosen ones of Genesis to whom Yahweh promised the land in eternal covenant? Walter Brueggemann gives a nuanced answer.
The wrenching dislocations of World War II were often pitilessly ignored by the world. What story will be told of our time, and of us?
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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