New today: Kyle Childress reviews Kristopher Norris and Sam Speers, lectionary column, the biblical roots of relational models of justice

April 13, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 23; Ezekiel 11:1-5Revelation 5:1-10

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Edward Thomas Demby and Henry Beard Delany (Episcopal calendar), Richard de BuryAvvakum, George Frideric Handel, Roberto Tucci

New today from the Century

Kyle Childress reviews Kristopher Norris and Sam Speers’ book Kingdom Politics. Do we bring our preformed politics into church or does the church transform us into disciples with a Jesus kind of politics?

Lectionary column for May 5, Ascension of the Lord, by Gail Ramshaw. In the final chapter of Luke the ascension occurs on Easter Day, but in the Acts of the Apostles the imagery of 40 days intensifies the story line. It is also mythically alive, a time pregnant with a religious future.

Relational economic justice, by Mako Nagasawa. Maybe it’s because I’m Japanese-American that I feel skeptical reading Western political philosophy. When were we ever born as free individuals into a state of nature?

Awakened by a blessing, by John P. Leggett. “You are beautiful,” the sticker announced. It was as if it had reached out to place a hand on my head.

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