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O that you would tear open the heavens and come down!
O that justice would be served!
For Your sake I will not keep silent.
Shout out, do not hold back!*
A great injustice has occurred, O God, and we are angry.
We are unsettled.
We are sad.
As we wait the news of the grand jury investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, I cannot help but notice how timely the words from Isaiah 64:1-9, the passage for this Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent, from the Revised Common Lectionary are to us in this moment.
Here is a collection of […]
Revised Common Lectionary (year B): Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
Narrative Lectionary: Faith as a Way of Life, Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, 3:17-19 (Matthew 26:36-38)
Happy New Year! We have begun a new year in the church liturgical calendar, and we begin by preparing for Christ to enter our lives and […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7a or Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25: 31-46
Narrative Lectionary: Jeremiah’s Temple Sermon, Jeremiah 1:4-10, 7:1-11 (Matthew 21:12-13)
We have reached the end of Year A of the lectionary cycle. The prophet Ezekiel declares that God is the Good Shepherd, and that God is the one who […]
I created this Advent Photo-A-Day Devotional Calendar for the Evergreen Association of the American Baptist Churches, USA. Following the familiar themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love for the four weeks of Advent, there is a scripture for each day and a scriptural theme for every week (Prophets, Epistles, Psalms and Gospels) and a word […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Judges 4:1-7 or Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-12 or Psalm 123; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
Narrative Lectionary: Swords Into Plowshares, Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7; then 2:1-4 (Matthew 5:14)
As we near the end of our journey through the Hebrew Scriptures that began on Pentecost, we have followed the people of Israel […]
I am participating in the UncoSynchro blog, a writing collaborative effort from #Unco14, focusing on subversive themes of faith and life. The theme for November is (Un)Gratitude. This is my first entry for the UncoSynchro blog, and I will participate monthly.
As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, this year I’m a bit more […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Joshua 23:1-3a, 14-25 or Amos 5:18-24; Psalm 70 or Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
Narrative Lectionary: Micah 5:2-4, 6:6-8; (Matthew 9:13)
As we wind down the season, we are nearing the end of the journey of our ancestors, from the call of Abraham and Sarah to the people’s entry into […]
Special Litany for All Saints Day included at the end of this post!
Revised Common Lectionary (including All Saints Day Readings): Joshua 3:7-17 or Micah 3:5-12; Psalm 34:1-10, 22 or Psalm 43 or Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 or 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 or Matthew 23:1-12; Revelation 7:9-17
Narrative Lectionary: Elisha Heals Namaan, […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 or Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1 or Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46
Narrative Lectionary: Solomon’s Wisdom, 1 Kings 3:4-28 (Matthew 6:9-10)
We are nearing the end of our journey with the family of our ancestors Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel and Leah and the […]