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Who Do You Say I Am?
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Min-Ah Cho Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A AS A NATIVE KOREAN who has studied and taugh ...

Dynasties and Birthrights
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections from the Common Lectionary, Cycle A THE CHILDHOOD UNDERSTANDING of the familiar tune ...

God Sets the World Right
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A EVER SINCE ADAM AND EVE ate themselves out ...

Telling a Resurrection Story
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A THERE IS NO controlling a story once it’s ...

Why is the Cross Necessary?
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A THIS GENERATION IS wired a bit differently ...

'What is to prevent me from being baptized?'
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger Philip's encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch. A Bible study. LUKE'S SECOND VOL ...

God's Dangerous Promises
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A INVITATIONS COME. Yet an expressed desire ...

When Facebook Is the New Daily Moral Reference
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

When we turn to social media in moments of boredom or temporary emptiness, we lose our center. When the meaning and satisfaction in our lives comes from likes, comments, and retweets, God is no longer at the c ...

What Is the Lord's Justice?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A EXECUTE: TO ENACT OR DO. Having grown up i ...

Can Paul Be Redeemed?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger Why some of us love Jesus and don't like Paul. “Jesus was a radical who welcomed ev ...

Moving into Epiphany's Light
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A. A NEW CALENDAR YEAR marks the end of the ...

A Year of Living Beth Moore-ishly
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Being snarky and cynical, while generating a lot of great material for writing and holding court at parties, never got me very far with God. Beth Moore helped reintroduce me to the “One and Only,” (even writin ...

The New Commonwealth of God
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A A PROFOUND SENSE of expectation launches a ...

Becoming Fluent in the Language of Hope
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C THE CELEBRATED PHILOSOPHER Ludwig Wittg ...

A River Runs Through It
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger Water in the New Testament "HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?" pondered the middle-aged wom ...

Texts of Terror and Wealth
Originally Posted: 08/15/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C JEREMIAH IS OUR uncomfortable and disco ...

The Bible as Icon
Originally Posted: 08/15/2013 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

I jest about the Bible culture I received along with the faith, the ways the Bible itself (and I mean the object) became an icon (and far too often, an idol) expressive of our belief and hopes — and ultimately ...

The Church of the Long Haul
Originally Posted: 08/15/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C WHICH SCRIPTURES WILL our biases tempt ...

When Doing the 'Christian Thing' Isn’t the Right Thing
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

I believe that the problem evangelicalism faces today is that we have forgotten the very example that we claim to follow: the example of a servant, preacher, and prophet who was a friend of those who religious ...

The View from the Bleachers
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. THROUGH THE WRITER of the letter to th ...

Jesus and the Top Secret Empire
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger In Matthew's gospel, the "littlest ones" are key to the upside-down kingdom. ...

Soaking in the Word of God
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. AS THE SEAONS after Pentecost unfolds, ...

'Greater Works Than Mine'
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C THE SAGA OF Elijah that we are followin ...

Mother Jesus
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger The roles that Jesus plays in John's gospel echo those of women in first-century Palestine. ...

Growing Up Trinitarian
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C I WAS BROUGHT UP up on stories of my fa ...

Fifty Days of Grace
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C HOW SHALL WE engage with scripture thro ...

The Scales of Rejoicing
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C "THIS IS THE LORD'S DOING; it is marv ...

Risking Depth and Passion
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C "EVEN IF I OWNED Picasso's &# ...

'Let Jesus Be Cursed!'
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C "NO ONE SPEAKING by the Spirit of God ever ...

The Season to Put on Beauty
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C “TAKE OFF THE garment of your sorrow and afflic ...

A World Without Immigrants?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle B IT WOULD BE strange if any segment of the litur ...

Walter Wink: Remembrance and Reflection
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Walter Wink, 76, a world-class biblical scholar and non-violent practitioner, crossed over to God on May 10 at his home in Western Massachusetts. Following a slow decline, he had been in hospice for several we ...

'Everything Will Live Where the River Goes'
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers A Bible study on water, God, and redemption. In the Christian tradition we speak of baptismal wate ...

Remembering Pope Shenouda III: 'A Heart for Unity'
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The death of Pope Shenouda III, leader of the 10 million Coptic Christians centered in Egypt, comes at a critical time for this church, which makes up about 10 percent of the Egyptian population. Today’s funer ...

Bridging the Bible Gap
Originally Posted: 10/12/2011 - 12:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jewel Gingerich Longenecker Seminaries train pastors on how to read the Bible. But those tools often don't reach people in the pews. ...

For the Healing of the Nation
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 1:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alan Storey Mark's gospel tells us that healing, like suffering, should unite us. A Bible study for the health-care debate. ...

An Unconventional Messiah
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September and October. Jesuit theologian Ca ...

From Bread to Body
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for August. The next month is dominated by Jesu ...

A Prophet Without Honor
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for July. The readings this month begin and end ...

Be Still and Know
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for June. The Easter season concludes with the ...

Christian Community 101
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 5:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for May. In the four weeks that precede Pentec ...

Tattoos and Bright Lights
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Hoke Inside Guatemala's gang prisons. Sitting on a concrete floor in the middle of the prison gang ...

Believing What's True
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for April. We enter Holy Week stripped of all t ...

Alone with God
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for March. I am like a flag in the center of ...

From Anxiety and Greed to Milk and Honey
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Brueggemann Biblical faith invites us out of self-destruction toward God's generosity and abundance. ...

'Listen to Him!'
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for February. Over the next four weeks, Jesus’ ...

Claiming Our Inheritance
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for January. The next four weeks usher us throu ...

Christmas Presence
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for December. A few years ago, as I and the res ...

Consumption, Charity, or Change?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for November. The month of November is a lectio ...

Word on the Street
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra This month, as we enter the high season of the church year, the common lectionary offers an overwhelming number of bibl ...