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)
Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31; Romans 5:1–5; John 16:12–15
I was raised in a region heavily influenced by the Baptist Sandy Creek tradition, so I didn’t hear the “Gloria Patri” sung in a Baptist church until I was the pastor and included it in worship.
God’s at-one-ment with humanity
Some questions won't go away. The creed says Jesus was crucified "for us," but what do those two little words mean? What good is the cross?
Air travel—perhaps paradoxically—tutors us in patience, a practice in short supply in today's world.
After Jesus shared his last supper with his friends, they sang a hymn together. There is every reason to believe it was the Hallel, Psalms 113 through 118. How have I missed this before?
painted by Andrei Rublev in the early 15th century depicts the three
men who visit Abraham sitting at a table. Though it is a scene from
Genesis, the icon also displays the Trinity.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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