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 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; (Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:[1-8], 9-13;) Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Why would a brand see theological language as rich ground for advertising? Perhaps because theology and advertising share the same root.
Our Protestant agrarian past
Christians didn’t baptize Aldo Leopold’s land ethic after the fact. They got there years before his work.
I have come to realize how mysterious a thing a seed is. Within that kernel, there is the memory of centuries of death and rebirth, and a promise of future plants for as long as the earth will last.
Two recent books testify to the difficult but hopeful work of forgiving in the most trying circumstances.
Does the divine expression, the word, really work? Does it make a difference in our lives and in the world?
My yearning for the difference-making word drew me to James Crockett’s work in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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