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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Mark 9:38-50

    Author: Chelsey Harmon

    It seems that the deflecting from discomfort that we saw last week is continuing this week. Though it may not seem like it at a first read through, Mark has placed this set of sayings here for… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    There is not much Esther in the Revised Common Lectionary, and few pastors have ever complained or requested more.  The Lectionary likewise does little with Song of Songs or Jude, and if you follow only the Lectionary,… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 19:7-14

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Admittedly Psalm 19 all-but begs to get split into two parts.  That does not mean, however, that the Lectionary was correct to cave into doing just that.  Whoever wrote this poem saw unity in it even if… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    James 5:13-20

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Were “community” in the deepest sense of the word a commodity that’s traded on some kind of stock exchange, it would be soaring in value. That’s partly because of the law of supply and demand. Genuine community… More...

  • En Español

    Nehemías 9.22-27

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Israel conquistó tierras fértiles y poderosas ciudades; tomó casas llenas de riqueza, pozos de agua y viñedos, olivares y árboles frutales. Nuestros antepasados comieron hasta hartarse, engordaron y disfrutaron de tu gran bondad. Nehemías 9.25, TLA Trasfondo… More...