Monthly Archives: August 2012

Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 15b / Ordinary 20b)

Proverbs 9:1-6 Proverbs nine is a wonderful instructive poem about the benefits of choosing wisdom over folly.  In this poem wisdom and folly are personified as two women—one a helpful teacher and the other a wanton seductress.  The part of … Continue reading

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Weekly Introductions to the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 14b / Ordinary 19b)

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 David is on the run.  His son Absalom has claimed his throne while David is still alive, in effect saying to his father “you are dead to me.”  Absalom is being advised by others to … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 13b / Ordinary 18b)

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a In the wake of king David’s affair with Bathsheba and his cunning murder of Bathsheba’s husband the sinful king is visited by the prophet Nathan.  Nathan tells David a story of two men: one rich, the other … Continue reading

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