Monthly Archives: July 2011

Weekly Lectionary Commentary Proper 13A / Ordinary 18A

Genesis 32:22-31 Jacob is a man with demons.  He has lied and cheated his way through life, and he is about to face his burly brother Esau (and 400 of his brother’s burly friends) who is certain to want revenge … Continue reading

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The ‘Giveaway Day’ Blessing

No good deed goes unpunished.  That’s the way I felt leaving the old man’s house, carrying a worn and musty easy chair precariously on my back, and attempting to shove it into a tiny hatchback Ford Escort.  How did I … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary (Proper 9A / Ordinary 14A)

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 If God’s covenant with Abraham is to come to fruition, Isaac must find a wife.  Genesis 25:40 illustrates the gravity of the situation by telling us that Isaac was 40 when he married Rebekah.  Granted Abraham … Continue reading

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