Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; (Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9, [10-13];) 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
The Holy Poor in Early Christianity
Charity, Reward, and Atonement in Early Christianity
A review of Peter Brown and David J. Downs
Belief in the incarnation places suffering bodies within the realm of Christian responsibility.
Isaiah 45:17; Matthew 22:15–22
My mother died on the winter solstice shortly after her 50th birthday. So I have spent a lot of time thinking about darkness and the return of the light.
As I read Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark, I wondered if I had fallen prey to the dualistic paradigm she finds so troubling.
Isaiah 45:1–7; Matthew 22:15–22
I thought of Russian president Vladimir Putin as I read Isaiah 45. How would he read this text? How would it read to his supporters in Ukraine?
I have come to understand that incarnation says at least as much about the world, nature and humankind as it does about God.
Like millions of others, I was a devoted Dave Brubeck fan—ever since I first heard his music in the 1950s.
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