New today: Miroslav Volf on joy and the well-lived life, Jesse Zink reviews Scott W. Sunquist, blogging the lectionary

June 30, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 66:1-9; Jeremiah 51:47-582 Corinthians 8:1-7

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Catherine Winkworth and John Mason Neale (Lutheran calendar), Harriet Beecher Stowe and Pauli Murray Episcopal calendar), Junípero Serra (Catholic calendar), John Bradford, Oliver Plunkett, Nazju Falzon, Jemima Wilkinson

New today from the Century

What is good? by Miroslav Volf. "Look at the birds of the air," said Jesus. Our lives are more akin to the frantic scurrying of rats and the disciplined marching of ants.

Jesse Zink reviews Scott W. Sunquist's book The Unexpected Christian Century. The unexpected Christian century has produced a global body of Christ that challenges as well as enriches Christians.

Sunday's Coming: Prophetic vision and comfort, by Susan Kendall. With Isaiah 66, we are given a vision of creation as it is meant to be. We require a divine vision from time to time and this one will serve us well, however ancient and odd.

Overcoming their estrangement, by Charles C. Camosy. The Great and Holy Council of the Eastern Orthodox churches concluded Sunday. There was no shortage of controversy leading up to the council. In the end, cooler and more charitable heads prevailed.

The law of Christ, by Evan D. Garner. The phrase "law of Christ" caught my attention in this Sunday's epistle. Law of Christ? What's that? And why is Paul, the suspected antinomian, writing about any sort of law as if it belonged to the one who set us free from the law?

In the CCblogs network 

Between ordinary and extraordinary, by Rachael Keefe

Human community, human Jesus, by Guy Sayles

Kale and comfort, by Amy McCreath


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