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Revised Common Lectionary

Reflections on Rejoicing, Gentleness, and Peace

Rev. Rachel Christine Hébert | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Rachel Christine Hébert

We are called to allow the peace of God to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. And this peace of God, it's a peace that surpasses all understanding. Meaning that we cannot understand it, and yet, we're called to trust it, to allow it to be our guard (perhaps even guard our gentleness?).

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?

A Happy Accident Of Routine

Mark D. W. Edington | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Mark D. W. Edington

This Sunday, when we gather for the morning's worship and hear the lectionary readings in their appointed place, we will both take comfort from the renewed assurance in these words of God's continuing love for us -- and send them forth as a prayer to those who have been lost too soon through an act of evil.

What the Bible Says - And Doesn't Say - About Women

David Lose | Posted 11.22.2012 | Religion
David Lose

This Sunday countless girls will be sitting in church listening to this passage. How many will hear it interpreted not as one more ideal they can't live up to but instead as a powerful voice that invites them to imagine that they have worth in and of themselves, that they can do anything they set their minds to.

Failed Kings And The Good Shepherd

Walter Brueggemann | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Walter Brueggemann

When we take in turn Ezekiel's judgment on failed kings and his vision for a new shepherd-king, we may bring the text close to our own society in crisis.