Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; (Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 116:1-9 or Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 - 8:1;) James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38
Each time I read these words from the beginning of Proverbs, I can't stop thinking about how much I would like to hear a child read them in worship.
Psalm 19; James 3:1–12
James reminds us of the duplicity of language, like a matchstick dropped by singed fingers that leaves behind charred acres. The deception of language is that we believe it is innocent.
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.
A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement
For there to be a heresy about the cross, there would have to be an orthodoxy about it. Michael Gorman argues that contentions over how Jesus saves lead to an inadequate grasp of what the Passion means and does.
Peter assumes that the Messiah will bring God’s wrath down upon God’s enemies. But what we see and hear as God’s wrath is actually God’s love in pain when witnessing our wrath heaped upon each other.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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