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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    John 14:23-29

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Jesus kept saying it, kept repeating it that night: Let not your hearts be troubled. But it’s difficult to imagine a more troubling context in which to try to say such a thing!  Jesus kept talking about… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Acts 16:9-15

    Author: Stan Mast

    This first reading for the Sixth Sunday of Easter continues to trace the progress of the Gospel to the ends of the earth, as it focuses on an abridged section of Paul’s Second Missionary Journey.  I say… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 67

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    It can be a little hard to know how to read Psalm 67.  On the face of it, this is a pretty simple Hebrew poem.  It’s short.  It is upbeat for the most part.  It aims squarely… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5

    Author: Doug Bratt

    If we were to ask our hearers for a list of the books of the Bible that most puzzle them, at least some them would likely list both Ezekiel and Revelation.  So it may intimidate those who… More...

  • En Español

    Romanos 12

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    En virtud del don que me ha sido otorgado me dirijo a todos y a cada uno de ustedes para que a nadie se le suban los humos a la cabeza, sino que cada uno se estime… More...


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


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