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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    “Be specific!  Show, Don’t Tell!” Those are fairly common pieces of advice from me when I grade student sermons.  Generalities, undefined words like “this” or “that,” brief lists that quickly conclude with “and so on” or “et… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    2 Samuel 7:1-14a

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Some of the people to whom we proclaim 2 Samuel 7 feel a little like David.  After all, Israel’s king has been very busy battling both Israel’s internal and external enemies.  He has also just finished fighting… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 89:20-37

    Author: Stan Mast

    Before I dive into this difficult Psalm, I must get two preliminary comments out of the way, the first merely personal, the second deeply textual.  On a personal level, I must point you to a previous Sermon… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Ephesians 2:11-22

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    When a text begins with a “Therefore” or a phrase like “After these things . . .”, you as a reader know you have to back up and read what came just before.  Sometimes we don’t do… More...

  • En Español

    Marcos 6.30-44

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Cuando Jesús salió de la barca y vio a tanta gente, tuvo compasión (esplagjnisze) de ellos, porque parecían ovejas sin pastor, y comenzó entonces a enseñarles muchas cosas. Marcos 6.34, Reina Valera Contemporánea Trasfondo bíblico Si algo… 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