Living the word

How shall we live as disciples of Jesus the Christ? The readings for these winding-down weeks of the year all address that question.

Jim Douglass 07-01-1996
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A.
Reflections on the revised common lectionary, cycle A.
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These reflections actually began with Christmas, the incomprehensible feast celebrating the unbelievable fact: God with us, God loving us (see "Living the Word," November-December 1995).


Reflections on the revised common lectionary (November 5 - December 24)
Joyce Hollyday 09-01-1995
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (September 3 - October 29)
Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1995
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (July 2 - August 27, 1995)
Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1995
Reflections on the common lectionary (May 7 - June 25, 1995)
Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1995
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (February 19 - April 30, 1995)
Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1994
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (November 27 - February 12, 1995)
Verna J. Dozier 11-01-1994

God is working God’s purpose out/As year succeeds to year...

Verna J. Dozier 09-01-1994

In September the ordered world of Proverbs and James is read against the cross of Mark’s world.

Verna J. Dozier 08-01-1994

In the language of "left brain, right brain" constructs, the scriptures for the weeks of August call upon our right-brain gifts.

Verna J. Dozier 07-01-1994

We trace the Story—our story—from its beginnings in the Hebrew scriptures, through its climax in the memories of the early church as reflected in the gospels, and then on to what sense

Verna J. Dozier 06-01-1994

The scriptures for our meditations come from first and second Samuel, the Psalms, the gospel according to Mark, and Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians.

The remaining gospels of eastertide play out Jesus’ farewell discourse in the latter chapters of John.

There is no more brilliant literary surprise, I think, in all of scripture than the shocking cliffhanger abruptness of Mark’s resurrection account.

Prior to Constantine, when the church was outlawed and, with some regularity, systematically persecuted, the reception of members was a rigorous and risky proposition.

This season begins and ends in light.