21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Winter gloom like the noonday (Isaiah 58:1-12)
Mardi Gras sounds more fun.
God cares about health (Luke 13:10-17)
For Luke, sickness is the devil’s work, which Jesus came to combat.
August 21, Ordinary 21C (Jeremiah 1:4-10)
If Jeremiah sounds a bit paranoid, it is because everybody really is against him.
Dignity and rest (Isaiah 58:9b-14)
Isaiah’s two challenges go hand in hand.
by Shai Held
August 25, Ordinary 21C (Isaiah 58:9b-14)
So much of human religiosity comes down to a hoax we perpetrate on God.
by Shai Held
Women of the Bible say #MeToo
Read Tamar or Dinah's story with your church. Listen together for their cries.
I and thou and ze?
Self-realization is possible only in relation to a reality beyond the self.
Sacred and profane
Jesus points out ways in which the line has already been dissolved.
August 21, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time: Luke 13:10-17
The unnamed woman’s healing in this week’s Gospel reading is a story of expansion, revelation, vision widened by grace. There’s more to the story, however.
The war against rest
"Remember the sabbath" is a costly commandment. Our culture’s assault on it extends far beyond Sunday.
An overly personal reading
When I read this passage from Luke I immediately remembered an exegesis paper I once wrote after reading an article by a doctor about what disease the woman might have. He concluded that she has a certain kind of arthritis—the same kind I had been recently diagnosed with. This gave me a sense of immediate connection with the woman in the story.
Such personal identification is homiletically useful.
Sunday, August 25, 2013: Luke 13:10-17
The Bible plus: The four books of Mormonism
The LDS canon's four books carry equal weight of authority. All are read as historical witnesses to God's promise of salvation.
God of wholeness
Fred Gaiser offers a sober, accessible review of the biblical materials pertinent to our thinking about healing.
Jeremiah's vexing task
The thing about serving as a prophet is that you are forever stuck between what God wants and what the people want.