Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; (Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15;) Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42
Multitasking is marked by a sustained sense of urgency in a world mediated by communication devices. Puttering is something different.
What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up
A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment
Why we can hope everyone will be saved
God's "consuming fire" is the fire of holy love. It doesn't await sinners in the future; it burns up sin itself.
Do we know where our food comes from?
Reconciliation requires relocation. To see the effects of our food choices, we have to get close to the land.
Micah 3:5–12; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
The passage from
Micah raises some important theological questions related to God's revelation.
Micah is clear that focusing solely on our well-being and declaring war on the
poor will lead to a cessation of revelation and vision.
What is the ‘better part’?
chosen the better part," says Jesus, "and it will not be taken away from her." This is not what Jesus is supposed to say.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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