Karl Giberson offers a cultural history of the Bible's first human. It's an intriguing and unsettling story.
Epiphany | Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany (Year C)
Genesis 45:3-11, 15 (Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40); 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38
I don't usually write about preaching or about specific Revised Common Lectionary texts, since that's well covered elsewhere on the site by people more qualified than I. This is just a quick note motivated by the fact that this Sunday's Gospel reading is the subject of one of the more startling RCL factoids that came up when I was reporting my fall article on alternate lectionaries.