New today: Readers write about reversal, lectionary reflection, the Debt Collective demands more

June 15, 2015

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 52; Jeremiah 21:11-14Revelation 21:22-22:5

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: George Berkeley and Joseph Butler (Episcopal calendar), Richard of Chichester and Benno of Meissen (Catholic calendar), Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de WetteNorman MacLeodMaurice Duruflé

New today from the Century

Reversal: Essays by readers. In response to our request for essays on reversal, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.

Lectionary column for June 28, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Cleophus J. LaRue. In this week’s Gospel, two people in great distress interrupt and rearrange Jesus’ day. Yet in Jesus we see no flash of anger over what will have to be put off for another day, no hand-wringing over best-laid plans gone astray.

Signs vs. sidewalk, by Ruth Everhart. Sometimes I think that the church must seem to people outside it like an establishment that says one thing on its sign, and another thing by its behavior.

The Debt Collective demands more, by Steve Thorngate. The Debt Collective's statement about the Corinthian Colleges debacle isn't mere idealistic screaming about the perfect when someone's offering the good. It's smart activism.

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In the CCblogs network 

The problem with having a John 3:16 approach to the Bible, by Robert McDowell

Walking backwards with a backpack of bricks, by Dennis Sanders


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