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Michaela Bruzzese 12-01-2008
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for December.
Laurel A. Dykstra 11-01-2008
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for November.
Laurel A. Dykstra 9-01-2008
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September.
Laurel A. Dykstra 9-01-2008
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for October.
Laurel A. Dykstra 8-01-2008
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A.
Laurel A. Dykstra 7-01-2008

“That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach.

Laurel A. Dykstra 6-01-2008

We have returned now to what some churches call “ordinary time,” a designation more to do with the numbering of weeks than a plain or mundane time.

Laurel A. Dykstra 5-01-2008

Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost are not three distinct seasons, but rather celebrations of and grapplings with three aspects of Christ’s resurrection and what they mean about Jesus, God, Sp

Laurel A. Dykstra 4-01-2008

The books of Luke, Acts, and 1 Peter dominate the readings this month; Peter and Paul are key players.

Laurel A. Dykstra 3-01-2008

This month, as we enter the high season of the church year, the common lectionary offers an overwhelming number of biblical passages for our consideration.

Laurel A. Dykstra 2-01-2008

Christians tell the same story over and over even though we know how it ends. We dread the execution even as we anticipate the resurrection.

Laurel A. Dykstra 1-01-2008

In the Northern Hemisphere, the short days and long nights of winter come with lectionary readings full of references to dark and light.

Laurel A. Dykstra 12-01-2007

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Worldwide, 15 million children have lost one or both parents to the AIDS pandemic; in Zimbabwe, one in five children are orphans.

In Ceremonies of the Seasons, Jennifer Cole writes, “All calendars are founded upon a wish to organize our experience of time into manageable units—especially the year, with i

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C.

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