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 65:17-25; Isaiah 12; (Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98;) 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19
Is Isaiah's vision of a peaceful public square a naïve hope?
I'd left the practice of testimony in my childhood church. Then I learned why Luke suggests it when your world is falling apart.
The unnamed disciple in Mark 13:1 would have been impressed not only by the temple’s splendor, but by what it represented: God’s presence with Israel. Jesus’ reply must have astounded him.
I have come to understand that incarnation says at least as much about the world, nature and humankind as it does about God.
In my Century lectionary column for this week, I focused on the reading from Isaiah 65. It’s a text I find baffling, frustrating and hopeful. If space were limitless, here are some other things I might have included.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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