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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    John 15:26-27, 16:4-15

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Well before Jesus ever preached his first sermon, there was John the Baptist. Long before Jesus ever uttered a parable or healed a blind person, there was John. John had come to prepare the way for his… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Acts 2:2-21

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Like a lot of us, I have seen my share of people at wedding receptions, at restaurants, and at beaches who have had too much to drink. My son and I ate at a Chicago steakhouse a… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Psalm 104 is a lovely, lyrical hymn of praise to God the Creator and Sustainer. It offers what William P. Brown calls “a grand tour of God’s creation and maintenance of the cosmos.” It glides from verses… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Romans 8:22-27

    Author: Stan Mast

    How should we celebrate Pentecost? What should our mood be, given the very different emphases of the four lectionary readings for Pentecost, 2015? As I pondered that, I recalled some wry comments made by Orthodox theologian Frederica… More...