16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Did Jesus tell us to pray for our enemies?
If so, what did he mean?
The waters of baptism remember
What was the earthy taste of river water telling me?
May 30, Trinity B (Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17)
When words fail, the church sings—especially on Trinity Sunday.
Holy Saturday in a harrowing time
Christ harrows hell, and nowhere are we beyond the hand that holds that harrow.
I’m a philosopher. We can’t think our way out of this mess.
I’m throwing in my lot with the poets and painters, the novelists and songwriters.
A tent for outdoor worship
The stark liturgical space that Harvard Episcopal chaplain Rita Powell envisioned before COVID is now a reality.
N. T. Wright and Walter Brueggemann look to the Bible for wisdom during the pandemic
They both resist easy answers to the problem of suffering.
Surely, God is in Zoom worship (16A; Genesis 28:10-19a)
But that doesn't necessarily mean the sacraments belong there.
July 19, 16A (Genesis 28:10–19a)
Sometimes we don’t see what’s right in front of us.
by D. S. Martin
Hearing the apostle Paul’s words in a hospital stroke unit
Struck down but not destroyed, perplexed but not forsaken
by Nora Kirkham
I let the Holy Spirit see my dirty laundry
I was counting on her discretion.
200 years that shaped Judaism, Jesus, and all that followed
The religious world we know was formed between 250 and 50 B.C.E.
Listen to the world's groaning (Romans 8:12–25)
Christians have long lived in denial of our deep creaturely connections.
July 23, Ordinary 16A (Genesis 28:10–19a)
We have forgotten how to dream the land.
What waiting reveals about our true selves
An insight I gleaned from Ernest Hemingway rings true for the mainline church today.
Children of the father?
Lutherans are trained to hear the scriptures as proclaiming either law or gospel. By "law" they mean not passages from the Old Testament but all of the Bible's bad news: the sins we commit, the misery we experience, the sorrows we inflict on one another, the death we anticipate, the distance from God that diminishes our lives. By "gospel" they mean not the final reading on Sunday morning but the good news of the mercy given by a loving God, wherever in the Bible it is proclaimed.
By Gail Ramshaw
How does one pray about cancer?
And what would happen if we didn't?