Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; (Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22;) Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40
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.
Gratitude takes practice
The psalmist doesn't tell us to be thankful, but rather to offer thanks. Offer thanks. Bless God's name—even if you don't feel like it.
How the Bible speaks of the divine
The Bible's images for God must be taken in an analogical sense. Yet the Bible exhibits no anxiety about using them.
Remembering the poor, remembering the dead
In the Christian imagination, the joining of heaven and earth has long been refracted through the joining of people in disparate social situations.
A closer look at Hagar
Hagar’s story has often been read as if it explains some inevitable animosity among the Abrahamic faiths. We should try reading it differently.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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