Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary readings by pastors, preachers, and biblical scholars
In an uncertain, murky time, God gives the people a gift: ten laws.
Paul’s words about humility should be handled with care.
Jesus doesn’t seem interested in our warped ways of keeping the ledger of life.
Miriam’s song of victory prepares hearts to trust God in an uncertain future.
The only place in the Gospels where Jesus says anything about the church is Matthew 18—and not insignificantly, he brings it up in terms of conflict management.
We see what we focus on—and what we focus on determines what we do not see.
I find it comforting to realize that Jesus recognizes the incompleteness of Peter’s understanding.
The challenges to unity are great. The reward of unity is tremendous.
Is it possible to be completely and terribly wrong but not all bad?
There are no ideal conditions for a miracle.
The kingdom of heaven inspires devotion, commitment, and downright unreasonableness.
Hope has not seen, and hope does not know.
I haven’t always embraced the particularity of God.
There is a difference between work-life balance and sabbath living.
I hear the psalmist’s words on the lips of the unhoused. How long, O Lord?
False security is a lovely, loathsome thing.