• The Lectionary Gospel

    John 6:51-58

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    In her short story “The River,” Flannery O’Connor depicts a child who actually drowns when trying to baptize himself in a river. After this startling story was published, someone asked O’Connor about this grotesque depiction of baptism.… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14

    Author: Stan Mast

    In preaching on this story or any part of the narrative literature of the Old Testament, it is absolutely crucial to remember what we are dealing with here.  This is not modern historiography, in which economic, political,… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 111

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    We almost certainly do not study the works of the Lord enough.  Psalm 111 is not one of the better known poems in the Hebrew Psalter but it packs a powerful punch of praise and adoration.  Just… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Ephesians 5:15-20

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Intelligence doesn’t necessarily equal wisdom.  In fact, some of us can identify people who rank among the highest on the intelligence quotient (IQ) scale but rank among the lowest on the “wisdom quotient” scale.  Perhaps that’s why… More...

  • En Español

    Miqueas 3.1-8

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    ¡Escúchenme ustedes, jefes y gobernantes de Israel! ¡Ustedes debieran hacer justicia, pero hacen todo lo contrario! Prefieren hacer lo malo, en lugar de hacer lo bueno. Maltratan mucho a mi pueblo; se lo están comiendo vivo. Miqueas… More...