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