• The Lectionary Gospel

    Luke 10:38-42

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Few things are easier than taking a portion of Scripture, isolating it from its original context, and then using this now rarified, out-of-context pericope to serve as some universal statement.  (Think counted-cross-stitch wall hangings or Precious Moments… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Amos 8:1-12

    Author: Stan Mast

    A delightfully humorous Lutheran pastor in Arizona has trained his congregation how to respond to his annual stewardship sermon.  When he announces that sermon, they say in loud unison what all congregants think when they hear that… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 15

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Perhaps you have seen variations on this but people sometimes joke about the over-the-top list of qualifications you can sometimes see in church advertisements for a new pastor.  “We are seeking a pastor with deep biblical knowledge,… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Colossians 1:15-28

    Author: Doug Bratt

    If the first four verses of this Sunday’s RCL’s Epistolary Lesson don’t make its preachers and teachers’ heads spin at least a bit, we’re probably not paying enough attention to them.  In verse 15, after all, Paul… More...

  • En Español

    Santiago 2.14-26

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Y se cumplió lo que dice la Escritura: Abraham se fió de Dios y se le apuntó en su haber y se le llamó amigo de Dios. Veis que el hombre hace méritos con las obras y… More...