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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Mark 9:30-37

    Author: Leonard Vander Zee

    Digging Into the Text: Jesus and the disciples are “on the road again,” headed for Jerusalem.  But Jesus didn’t want anyone to know.  He didn’t want any more disturbances or interruptions because he was teaching the disciples,… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Proverbs 31:10-31

    Author: Stan Mast

    Given the current climate in the church, I suspect that most preachers will steer a wide berth around this (in)famous text.  At the funeral of a great woman who embodied this text, I wondered aloud to the… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 1

    Author: Leonard Vander Zee

    Digging into the Text: Psalm 1 didn’t just happen to be placed at the beginning of the book of Psalms.  After all, Psalms is perhaps the most obviously and carefully edited of all the books of the… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    James 3: 13-4:3, 7-8a

    Author: Doug Bratt

    The scope of this Sunday’s Lectionary Epistle makes the lesson somewhat awkward.  It, after all, spans parts of at least five paragraphs and two subject headings in most English Bible translations.  This lesson also simply omits most… More...

  • En Español

    Isaías 55.10-13

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Ustedes, los israelitas, saldrán de Babilonia con alegría y volverán con bien a su propio país. Cuando los montes y los cerros los vean, cantarán canciones muy alegres, y los árboles del campo aplaudirán. Isaías 55.12, Traducción… More...

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Dr. Timothy Brown -- Response by Fr. Gregory Heille, OP

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Dr. Timothy Brown -- Response by Fr. Gregory Heille, OP