20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
44 results found.
Hope for the climate (Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 5:1-9)
Given the environmental future we’re facing, we would do well to address it with resurrection hope.
Joseph’s whole story (Genesis 45:3-11, 15)
To preach on only a portion of this passage is to do it a disservice.
by Liz Goodman
Immigration law and the politics of disgust
How Pharaoh treated the Hebrews and how the US has treated my people
The beauty and dangers of identity (20A; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32)
A few reflections on this reading from Romans
by Michael Fick
August 16, 20A (Genesis 45:1-15)
Is the Joseph story just an old unsophisticated morality trope?
by Michael Fick
A prophetic ministry of relationship
Jesus in conversation with three women in the Gospels
Does God command genocide in the book of Joshua?
Daniel Hawk avoids easy responses to violence in the Bible—but then enters some troubling territory.
by Shai Held
Praise among all the people (Psalm 67)
The psalmist calls for something that is hard for us to imagine.
February 24, Epiphany 7C (Genesis 45:3–11, 15; Luke 6:27–38)
What if I’m the cheek-slapper, the thief, the opportunist?
Civility is fraught. Jokes are better.
A well-placed wisecrack can pull the mighty down from their thrones.
The sacred work of Jerusalem's Mekudeshet festival
When Jews, Christians, and Muslims gather to celebrate arts and culture, the dividing walls crumble.
God's foreign service (Isaiah 56: 1, 6-8)
God builds “a house of prayer for all peoples.” All means all.
Reading the Joseph story after Charlottesville
Anyone who seeks to divide people is working against God. And refusing to say that is sin.
How new is the new Christian Zionism?
There have been many Zionisms over the years. Only one has imagined an eventual end of Judaism.
August 20, Ordinary 20A (Matthew 15:10–28; Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32)
Give me your tired, your poor, those you consider dogs.
Prayer instead of fear
This election season, we've seen a lot of hatred and inhospitality directed toward Muslims and toward migrants. There is talk of building walls instead of bridges, a focus on fueling the politics of fear instead of concern for human need.
In 1 Kings 8 we see an alternative.