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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    John 15:1-8

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    When I was a pastor, I felt a sense of personal hurt whenever members transferred to other congregations, particularly when such transfers had nothing to do with a job relocation or a geographic move, as is sometimes… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Acts 8:26-40

    Author: Doug Bratt

    If the Holy Spirit is a bit like a stone dropped into the middle of a pond, then Acts 8:26-40’s story is like one of the concentric rings that ripples out from it and across God’s world. … More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 22:25-31

    Author: Stan Mast

    The Lectionary can be a hard taskmaster, especially when it assigns the same reading twice in two months during entirely different seasons of the liturgical year.  That is the case with this reading from the last verses… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    1 John 4:7-21

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    If you preached on the Lectionary selection from 1 John 3 last week—and if you read the sermon starter for that text that I posted here on the CEP website—then you will know a hard truth as… More...

  • En Español

    Salmo 44

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Dios mío, nuestros padres nos han contado las grandes maravillas que tú hiciste en el pasado. Salmo 44.1, Traducción en Lenguaje Actual Trasfondo bíblico Un conjunto de salmos describen, mediante una especie de épica muy peculiar, las… More...


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


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