Tag Archives: Deuteronomy

Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 10C/Ordinary 15C)

Deuteronomy 30:9-14 The book of Deuteronomy sounds a constant theme: If you follow the law of the Lord good things will happen to you!  This Sunday’s reading provides us another telling of that deuteronomistic maxim.  However, in this version of … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Commen Lectionary (Lent 1C)

This Sunday is our first Sunday in the season of Lent.  Lent is a time that we journey with Jesus into the wilderness.  It is a time of letting go in order that our lives may be conformed more fully … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 26b / Ordinary 31b)

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Our first text presents us with one of the best known scriptures in the Hebrew Bible.  In this text Moses describes to the people how it will “go well for them” in the new land that they are … Continue reading

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False Prophets, Barbed Wire, and Our Presidential Hopefuls

**Special thanks goes out to the fine folks in “Refining [cyborg] Theology” (you know who you are) who once again helped me navigate the tricky passes of the narrow ravine we call the Holy Word of God.** “Any prophet who … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary (Epiphany 4, Ordinary 4)

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Because the people of God were afraid of God’s voice and thought they might die if God spoke to them directly they wanted Moses to mediate between them (i.e. they wanted Moses to fill the role of prophet–to … Continue reading

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