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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Luke 14:25-33

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Some while ago on TV I saw a news profile of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen. Peppered throughout the interview with this pastor were brief video clips showing him preaching to his vast congregation that numbers into the… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Jeremiah 18:1-11

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Almost all students work with at least a little clay while they’re in school. Relatively few of us, however, resemble the sophisticated potters of Jeremiah’s day. Some scholars, after all, compare their clay to today’s steel. Potters… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 1

    Author: Stan Mast

    In the liturgical calendar, we’re still in Ordinary Time, but this time is anything but ordinary for the students in our congregations. It’s back to school time. After a summer of letting the brain relax, it is… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Philemon 1:1-1:21

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Garry Wills’s book, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, is a fascinating study of one of the world’s more famous speeches. Wills claims that in the Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln, in the span of a… More...

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September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel

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September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel