Monthly Archives: May 2013

Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 4; Ordinary 9)

1 Kings 18:20-39 The setting for our Elijah story is the ominous reign of Ahab in the northern kingdom of Israel.  Ahab was married to the wicked Jezebel given to Ahab by the king of Phoenicia.  Jezebel brought with her … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Trinity Sunday)

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, which always follows the Sunday of Pentecost.  This is the only Sunday, far as I know, that celebrates in the liturgy a long cherished ‘doctrine’ of the church.  Most special worship days celebrate an event … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Pentecost)

Acts 2:1-21 “Go play outside!”  That is what my mother would tell us children when we were being unruly and difficult.  The advice was wise.  Inside was trouble–the walls were too opressive, the options for reckless fun too few, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary Easter 7

Acts 16:16-34 Our final reading from the book of Acts (taking the place of the Hebrew Bible lections during the season of Easter) records the story of Paul and Silas in prison in Philippi.  Paul and Silas are arrested after … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Easter 6C)

Acts 16:9-15 Our reading from the book of Acts contains the story of Paul receiving his Macedonian vision.  This vision prompts Paul to take the gospel across the Aegean sea to the Roman province of Macedonia.  As a result some … Continue reading

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