• The Lectionary Gospel

    Matthew 10:40-42

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    “I have always relied on the kindness of strangers.” That is the famous closing line spoken by the character Blanche DuBois in the play A Streetcar Named Desire. In Matthew 10 Jesus basically tells the disciples that… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Genesis 22:1-14

    Author: Doug Bratt

    I have colleagues whom I respect who tell me they’ll never preach this Old Testament text the Lectionary appoints for this Sunday.  When I asked a very wise friend for advice on how to preach this text,… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 13

    Author: Stan Mast

    Psalm 89 is one of the darkest of all the Psalms, the better looking twin of the exceedingly dark Psalm 88, which ends with “the darkness is my closest friend.”  Psalm 89 rallies from that kind of… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Romans 6:12-23

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    “The wages of sin is death.”  So proclaims any number of homespun billboards I have driven past over the years.  Not a few church signs have sported this just-less-than good news, too.  It’s the kind of thing… More...

  • En Español

    Gálatas 4.1-7

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Ustedes ya no son como los esclavos de cualquier familia, sino que son hijos de Dios. Y como son sus hijos, gracias a él tienen derecho a recibir su herencia. Gálatas 4.7, Traducción en Lenguaje Actual Trasfondo… More...