31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, RCL)
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When my arm is stretched out and blood is trickling out of me, I find myself thinking of Jesus.
What preacher does not like to gnaw a theological bone?
The story of two grieving and economically insecure women is the hinge of the entire covenant history.
Reading and preaching Hebrews without supersessionism
How can we live together as God’s people, people who flow with God’s eternal life?
This time of year, our inner landscapes can seem as bleak as the outer ones.
In his response to John, Jesus speaks of hope in the present tense.
The roller coaster, the marathon, and the deep end
by Amy Ziettlow
Facebook tells me I have 633 friends. Sirach tells me how few of those are faithful friends.
Being religious is not about following rules. It's more like dancing.
It's easy to love Mr. C. It's not as easy to love Mrs. M., and it’s stone-cold not easy to love that guy down the street.
by Brian Doyle
How can Paul navigate the choppy waters of a pagan environment, with its idols and temples? The obvious place to start is the Shema.
Sunday, September 26, 2010: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31
Security and risk are nothing new. Today's biblical texts deal not with stocks and bonds exactly, but with living in the real circumstances of a difficult and uncertain world while also accepting the possibility of good, of help and support, comfort and security.
I read this week’s lectionary passages last summer in the Urubamba Valley in my native Peru, and in my native Spanish: “Pero Cristo ya vino, y ahora el es el Sumo sacerdote . . .” At first I resisted the Hebrews passage, as I prefer Jesus’ concrete teachings to more abstract theological concepts. So, while leading a tour group across the Andes, I turned to Mark: “And man must love God with all his heart and with all his mind and with all his strength; and he must love his neighbor as he loves himself.”