• The Lectionary Gospel

    Mark 8:31-38

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Life has its ups and downs but rarely are they packed so closely together as in Mark 8.  Only a few verses earlier Peter had answered one of history’s most powerful questions and he had answered it… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Our names are very important to many of us.  We might even argue that they come close as close as anything to identifying who we really are.  We are, at least in some ways, our names. Names… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 22:23-31

    Author: Stan Mast

    Psalm 22 is the quintessential Lenten Psalm.  Most obviously, Jesus quoted verse 1 on the cross and many scholars think that he quoted the rest of the Psalm throughout that dark time of God-forsakenness.  Certainly, the Psalm… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Romans 4:13-25

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Life comes from death.  Perhaps there has never been a more counter-intuitive statement but there it is at the very heart of the Gospel: life comes from death.  But since none of us is capable of bringing… More...

  • En Español

    Juan 3.10-20

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Dios amó tanto a la gente de este mundo, que me entregó a mí, que soy su único Hijo, para que todo el que crea en mí no muera, sino que tenga vida eterna. Juan 3.16, Traducción… More...