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Lectionary

After Eric Garner, 'What Shall I Cry?'

Carolyn Davis | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Carolyn Davis

The Tree Lighting will be fun and festive. I am looking forward to it. However, the texts from Isaiah, the Psalms, 2 Peter, and Mark push me to recall that casting Advent light in the darkness is not to be reduced to the fun and festive -- it is subversive. It is dangerous. It is protest.

Enjoy the Super Bowl; Be Suspicious of Its Values (Matthew 5:1-12)

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Especially this week, football also provides a token of our society's obsession with power as a close partner of runaway wealth.

Beyond the Gospel of Us: A Reflection on Colossians 1:15-28

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
William H. Lamar IV

Would our pews be emptier if we talked more about God and less about what God can do for us? Should we begin our God-talk by stating plainly that God's past performance is not indicative of God's future results? Must we always be at the center?

Rising Above Stress: A Meditation On Psalm 107

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 12.27.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

When you think of intensely stressful situations, a desert war zone would come quickly to mind. But sometimes anxiety can seem more intense to us in situations that otherwise are quite normal.