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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Luke 13:10-17

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    When the truth humiliates you, you are humiliated indeed. Worse, when a truth so obvious that it can be stated in a sentence or two humiliates you, then your shame is profound. It’s one thing if a… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Jeremiah 1:4-10

    Author: Stan Mast

    Sometimes it feels as though the Lectionary has a mild case of Alzheimer’s, because it seems to forget that we just talked about a certain text, just a few months ago.  Now here it is again in… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 103:1-8

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    There are some pieces of music, certain poems, some scenes in movies that are so lyric, so moving, so flat out beautiful that it doesn’t matter how often you hear it, read it, or see it: it… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Hebrews 12:18-29

    Author: Doug Bratt

    My colleague Scott Hoezee, to whom (CEP Epistolary Lesson Sermon Starter, August 15, 2016) with Tom Long (Hebrews, John Knox Press, 1997) I owe a great deal for this Starter’s ideas, compares reading this morning’s text to… More...

  • En Español

    Hechos 8.26-38

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Acudiendo Felipe, le oyó que leía al profeta Isaías, y dijo: Pero ¿entiendes lo que lees? Hechos 8.30, RVR 1960 La lectura impone un retiro similar al apartamiento místico, y ese retiro literario vale tanto por abstinencia… More...


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


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