Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24, 8:14-19; Psalm 46; (Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28; Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24;) Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31); Matthew 7:21-29
How laypeople stepped in
My radiation treatment meant I'd lose my voice for six weeks, and our church couldn't afford pulpit supply. So the people decided to be my voice.
Genesis 9:8–17; 1 Peter 3:18–22
There’s a reason that flood stories are so universal: we fear wiping ourselves out through our own violence. We need to learn to read the flood story through the eyes of the God revealed in the rainbow promise.
An Unnatural History
For Elizabeth Kolbert, the human story reads like a Greek tragedy. Near the end, we realize too late that we brought about our own demise.
Lent on a Minnesota farm
Spring comes slowly here. We are so deprived in winter—of color, light, smell, vitamin D. Lent is an almost unbearably slow wait.
An invitation to silence
We began our business meeting in the chapel with dimmed lights. I led the board through several calming prayers, noticing our breath and heartbeats.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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