Perhaps this verse has been lifted out of its context by design.
Monday lectionary email, archived here on Friday.
Isaac has a voice.
Romans 6:3 is strange. A lot of pastors have it memorized.
I fear we may reject the justification metaphor too quickly and understand it too shallowly.
Let’s not pretend that God hid secret Jesus messages in the Hebrew Bible like Easter eggs.
We might add to Paul's list gifts for offering comfort, or explaining new guidelines, or displaying ease with technology.
It’s one thing to suffer in the context of doing something bad, but suffering while doing good?
I think the women at the prison where I preach know what the psalmist knew.
Two people have an experience of awakening after talking to a stranger.
This Sunday is one where some re-education and re-framing might be helpful.
The idea of preaching from Jeremiah on Easter Sunday scares me.
Anyone who has occupied spaces where death looms knows that the experience of time is anything but certain.
Matthew's writing is terse. This hasn't stopped some from imagining grimmer details.
We practice our faith in the season of Lent so that we know what to do when things get harder.
In October of 1989, word came down from Moscow: the peace prayers in Leipzig must be stopped.