Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; (Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Psalm 90:12-17;) Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31
A household move unleashes demons
My husband and I are moving to Woodstock, near many old friends. It’s a great move. So why the interior drama?
After two years, I visited my ailing friend. Eventually, he asked for the Eucharist—and suddenly every word mattered.
The case for singing the entire Psalter
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, my dad couldn't sing national songs. The Nazis saw the church's Psalter, however, as innocuous. Little did they know.
Theologian Jennifer McBride on the nontriumphal church
"It is by being in solidarity with sinners that Jesus brings about reconciliation. This is not a picture of Jesus that churches often emphasize."
Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Peter Brown considers the fourth-century church's radicality concerning wealth—and its readiness to adapt as circumstances seemed to require.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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