10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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June 11, Ordinary 10A (Matthew 9:9–13, 18–26)
Sitting and talking with a boy from Ethiopia, I received a radical dinner invitation.
Abram without Sarai (Genesis 12:1–4a; John 3:1–17)
What we know about Sarai is what she lacks. This week’s reading lacks her.
“I left my land, my land did not leave me,” by Qais Al-Sindy
art selection and comment by Lil Copan
I was a scribe for the Chicago Illuminated Scripture Project
What would possess me to copy a chapter of the Bible by hand?
Abraham broke the law, crossing borders and trafficking his wife
Why do we forgive him so much more easily than migrants today?
Two new (very different) Old Testament translations
Is it man or humanity? Ark or chest?
March 12, Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12:1–4a; John 3:1–17
Abraham, fresco in a synagogue in Syria (ca. 239)
Art selection and commentary by Heidi J. Hornik and Mikeal C. Parsons.
A call without mystery
The call of Abram is one of my favorite stories in the whole Bible. I have moved quite a lot, and the experience of packing up my life in England to move to the U.S. nearly three years ago is still fresh in my memory. The challenges that face Abram and his family are exciting, probably daunting, but certainly not without their cost. I love the way the call is vague about the destination: it seems that getting moving is more important than knowing the final details.
By Maggi Dawn
Placing my trust in...?
I'm thinking about Psalm 33. It's a good one. It begins with music and ends with this reminder that princes and horses are not actually running the show. I know. I was surprised as well.
Some days it might feel that way, mind you, but it's not really the way things are. I always want question that kind of logic...ontology again. If Congress reinstates the draft then they are running the show. There is this thing called "power" and some people have more than others in some contexts. How does an ontological theo-philosophical argument slow down Congress or what have you?
God adores us
The three readings for this Sunday have few obvious connections. But they do each point to forms of holiness: Genesis points to vocation, Romans points to faith, and John points to rebirth.
By Samuel Wells
Sunday, March 20, 2011: Psalm 121; Genesis 12:1-4a; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17
Faith, birth, vocation: our readings offer us profound, intimidating terms for thinking about what it means to be in relationship with God.
by Samuel Wells
Spiritual wanderlust: Genesis 12:1-4
Life beween the verses
By Edwin Searcy
Setting it right
When Paul speaks of God “justifying” the “ungodly” Abraham when he believed God, Paul does not mean that Abraham was morally “wicked.”
Marias full of grace: Genesis 12:1-4a; Matthew 17:1-9
An economic migrant—a desert nomad—leads his family toward a land of promise, believing he is following the will of his Creator. And so begins the great trek for new life, survival, redemption. He will find danger, so much danger that he plans to pass his wife off as his sister. It is a trek repeated today in the heat of the Sonoran desert, in boats from Africa running ashore in southern Europe, in the hulls of boats from Fujian province to the shores of Long Island.