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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Matthew 11:2-11

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Last year it was the cups at Starbucks.   But every year somebody finds something by which to allege that a coordinated war is being waged on Christmas.    Last year since Starbucks stopped putting Merry Christmas on its… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Isaiah 35:1-10

    Author: Doug Bratt

    With the words, “This text shouldn’t be here,” my colleague Barbara Lundblad begins a thoughtful presentation on Isaiah 35.  After all, as she points out, it’s not just that this text doesn’t address anyone by name.  It’s… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Luke 1:46-55

    Author: Stan Mast

    Our news media are full of stories about invasions:  invasive species, invading armies, invasive procedures, and, on the entertainment page, invasions of aliens or zombies.  Since it is about real life, the Bible is also full of… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    James 5:7-10

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    You can parachute right down onto James 5:7 if you want to and pretend nothing else is going on here but . . . good luck.  Truth is, starting a reading at verse 7 here is like… More...

  • En Español

    ENCARNACIÓN DE DIOS Y CERCANÍA DE LA GRACIA: EL CÁNTICO DE MARÍA (Lc 1.39-56)

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Dios actúa con poder y hace huir a los orgullosos. Quita a los poderosos de sus tronos, y da poder a los pobres. Lucas 1.51-52, Traducción en lenguaje Actual Trasfondo del texto La figura de María de… More...

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September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel

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September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel