27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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August 14, Ordinary 20C (Isaiah 5:1-7)
To plant anything—even hope—is a risk.
by Paul Lutter
Dethroning the canonical Paul
Cavan Concannon believes that the apostle’s writings belong in the latrine.
by Greg Carey
January 23, Epiphany 3 (Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21)
The word of God is living and active; it meets us where we are.
Don’t tell my Pentecostal mom, but I pray the Hail Mary
My Grandma Violet was the black sheep of our family. I think of her when I pray.
April 4, Easter Day B (Mark 16:1-8)
It’s Easter. Step into the future.
The righteousness of the prude and the righteousness of the lover
Martin Luther went looking for God—and found Christ on the cross.
Gratitude, need, and desire
These three stances toward God are the beginning of faith.
Bounty to share (27A; Matthew 21:33-46)
Jesus knows exactly what he is doing.
October 4, 27A (Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20)
Rules help us sustain life in community, whether we like it or not.
Family caregivers and the different journeys they’re on
The roller coaster, the marathon, and the deep end
by Amy Ziettlow
Discovering sabbath in my mother’s hospice room
She was a staunch observer of sabbath. It took her death for me to appreciate why.
Immigration and the biblical law of the stranger
In Torah, the stranger appears as a guest to be welcomed, not a problem to be solved.
Does our pedigree matter? (Philippians 3:4b-14)
Paul is not ashamed of most parts of his background.
N. T. Wright’s creative reconstruction of Paul and his world
Wright tells a great story. Would the apostle recognize it?
The call of the commandments (Exodus 20:1-17)
From the beginning—“I am the Lord your God”—the Decalogue is about vocation.
My work in God's garden (Matthew 21:33-46)
I enjoy the tomatoes I grow, but they aren't really mine.
by Stacy Swain
October 8, Ordinary 27A (Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46)
The Apostle Paul shows the struggle to transcend the architecture of ego.
by Stacy Swain
Ordinary 24B (Psalm 19; James 3:1-12)
James reminds us of the duplicity of language, like a matchstick dropped by singed fingers that leaves behind charred acres. The deception of language is that we believe it is innocent.