revelation

Epiphany Sunday

January 6, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Isaiah 60:1-6
Reading 2: 
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Reading 3: 
Ephesians 3:1-12
Reading 4: 
Matthew 2:1-12
By Bruce G. Epperly

Epiphany is a wonderful season for process-relational preaching. Epiphany reflects the heart of process theology: God is with us in the humble and great, the obvious and unexpected, the neighbor and the stranger, and the church goer and persons of other faiths and seekers. God’s revelation is cast broadly and variously throughout the universe. Zoroastrian magi and Jewish shepherds experience the light of the world shining in and on them. The Epiphany season asks us to open our senses to the divine word and wisdom in ourselves and in diverse places.

Second Sunday after Epiphany

January 15, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
I Samuel 3:1-10
Reading 2: 
Psalm 139:1-18
Reading 3: 
I Corinthians 6:12-20
Reading 4: 
John 1:43-51
By Bruce G. Epperly

Today’s readings describe the many faces of revelation. God’s presence and activity is both intimate and global. The heavens declare the glory of God and God’s glory is also revealed through the chanting of toddlers, nocturnal whispers, beating hearts, and adult inspirations. God is as equally present in our cells as in our souls. Our universe is omni-centered, that is, all things exist as a result of God’s energy and inspiration coursing through them.

3rd Sunday of Easter

April 29, 2001
See Also: 
Reading 2: 
Psalm 30
Reading 3: 
Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) and Revelation 5:11-14
Reading 4: 
John 21:1-19
By Barry A. Woodbridge

Last week we took the approach that a new process-informed commentary on Revelation by Dr. Ronald L. Farmer would re-open the issue of preaching the Eastertide series of New Testament lections from the book of Revelation. This week, after reviewing each of the other three lections (Eastertide always substitutes a reading from Acts for the Hebrew bible lection), we will continue exploring Ron’s processive views of the message of Revelation.

2nd Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2001
See Also: 
Reading 2: 
Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150
Reading 3: 
Acts 5:27-32 and Revelation 1:4-8
Reading 4: 
John 20:19-31
By Barry A. Woodbridge

For the second through the sixth Sundays in Easter, or the complete cycle of Eastertide, the epistle lesson is taken from the book of Revelation. One of our Process and Faith board members and an active member of the process hermeneutics working group is New Testament scholar, Dr. Ronald L. Farmer.

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