Lectionary Commentary

Easter

April 5, 2015
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Isaiah 25:6-9
Reading 2: 
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Reading 3: 
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Reading 4: 
John 20:1-18
By Ron Allen

 

Isaiah 25:6-9

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

January 25, 2015
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Reading 2: 
Psalm 62:5-12
Reading 3: 
Corinthians 7:29-31
Reading 4: 
Mark 1:14-20
By Bruce Epperly

Today’s scriptures invite us to let go of the familiar and live in the ever-flowing stream of life.  We may have to let go of our job security, theological certainty, or way of life, or at least our attachment to these as the final ends of our lives.  But, God’s holy adventure provides us with possibilities and encounters that are more than we can ask or imagine.

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 18, 2015
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Samuel 3:1-10
Reading 2: 
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Reading 3: 
I Corinthians 6:12-20
Reading 4: 
John 1:43-52
By Bruce Epperly

Process theology affirms the ubiquity of divine revelation. In one way or another, each creature and each moment of experience is influenced by God. Philosophically speaking, each emerging moment of experience (actual entity) receives its “initial aim” toward self-creation from God in the context of its environment and past historical context. Beyond these rather sterile words, we can say that God provides each moment of life with a vision and the energy to seek the highest good for itself and its environment.

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