Monthly Archives: February 2012

Weekly Lectionary Commentary Lent 1b

Please note that this Sunday is the first Sunday in the Christian season of Lent.  In lent the lectionary explores the themes of sin, penance, and redemption.  The lenten journey is a time for deep reflection on our brokenness and … Continue reading

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When Things Get Shiny

When things get shiny I start to cry.  There is a medical reason for this.  According to my eye doctor the thin film that covers the outside of my eye and that is replenished every time I blink is not … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary (Transfiguration Sunday)

Here is a brief commentary on this week’s lectionary readings: 2 Kings 2:1-12 As Elijah prepares to leave this world in dramatic fashion (in a whirlwind accompanied by a chariot of fire) he tours the sites of significance traveled by … Continue reading

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The Angry Jesus (footnote theology)

We love the Jesus of our pew bibles.  Would you like to hear this Jesus?  I have him at the ready.   Here we go: “A leper came to him [Jesus that is]  begging him, and kneeling he said to him, … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary (Epiphany 6; Ordinary 6)

2 Kings 5:1-14 (An excellent commentary by Steed Davidson on this passage is found here.) The story of the healing of Naaman the Aramean appears several times in the lectionary cycle and is often paired with a gospel story recording … Continue reading

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How Big Is God? (No, for real, let’s figure this out)

If God is real, God is big.  I never received a satisfactory answer on how big.  At some point in our childhood we asked this question, because children are curious creatures.  The adults we asked fumbled around a lot in … Continue reading

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