Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lectionary Smectionary

Follow the link below to watch a short video containing useful thoughts on the lectionary’s presence in the worship life of the church.  I have preached with and without a lectionary, and am thankful for both experiences.  Presently, in a … Continue reading

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The Binding

The Lord will provide.  The traditional transliteration is ‘Jehovah Jireh’—the Lord will provide.  Have you ever named a place this name?  I hope not, because if you have then you have gone through hell to find that place. Abraham named … Continue reading

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Friday Levity

Friends, Friday once more!  The deadline approaches.  I am sequestered in my office, sweating drops of blood in order to birth a sermon for Sunday.  I think we could all use a little levity to help get us through. This … Continue reading

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Longing for Buried Treasure

In the 25th chapter of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin” Mark Twain grabs the reader’s attention with this opening line: “There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary (Proper 8/Ordinary 13A)

Genesis 22:1-14 The reader knows it is a test (verse 1), Abraham does not–“Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one … Continue reading

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Latecomers

Barbara Brown Taylor is my literary mistress.  Shannon knows about this, we have uneasy conversations about it, but she loves the beefy guy from Twilight, and Barbara Brown Taylor is twice my age, so I think we’re good.   Besides it … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary (Trinity Sunday)

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday. It is the only Sunday of the liturgical year when a special Christian doctrine is given primary focus. The Trinity is a mystery. In the history of the church the thoughts and positions regarding the … Continue reading

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