Tag: baptism

The Fire King: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 10 January 2016

Isaiah 43:1-7  • Psalm 29  • Acts 8:14-17  • Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Before I get rolling on the reflection proper, I want to exhort folks who are preaching the gospel text this week to add in the verses that the RSL omits from the reading.  Luke 3 is doing something very cool, in terms of narrative arrangement, and…

Which Baptism?: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 8 January 2012

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 8 January 2012 (First Sunday of Epiphany, Year B) Genesis 1:1-5  • Psalm 29  • Acts 19:1-7  • Mark 1:4-11 “He found disciples” is the most fascinating sentence in this week’s Acts reading.  I’ve argued before that Luke-Acts tells the stories of John the Baptist, of Jesus, and of the Apostles with a…

Baptizing in a Name: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 19 June 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 19 June 2011 (Trinity Sunday, Year A) Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 8 •2 Corinthians 13:11-13 •Matthew 28:16-20 This will be a brief post because I’m visiting with my wife’s parents, and I’m not going to demand much time for writing while I’m among them. This week’s Gospel reading stood out…