Tag: Isaiah

The Family of Hope: A Reflection on the Lectionary readings for 13 January 2013

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 13 January 2013 (Baptism of the Lord, Year C) Isaiah 43:1-7  • Psalm 29  • Acts 8:14-17  • Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Promises concerning Israel’s future are about restoring a past that never was, but likely should have been.  Readers familiar with the story of Israel certainly know of the tension and the strife that have traveled…

Returning to God: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 9 September 2012

Revised Common Lectionary page for 9 September 2012 (14th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B) Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 and Psalm 125  •  Isaiah 35:4-7a and Psalm 146  •  James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17  •  Mark 7:24-37 As is often the case, I’ll be preaching not Isaiah 35:4-7a on Sunday but all of Isaiah 35.  Although the Lectionary is a good discipline for me,…

I Saw, I Feared, I Heard: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 3 June 2012

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 3 June 2012 (Trinity Sunday, Year B) Isaiah 6:1-8 and Psalm 29  • Romans 8:12-17  • John 3:1-17 I enjoy the challenge of passages like Isaiah 6.  The narrative is familiar enough: while worshiping in the Jerusalem Temple, the prophet Isaiah has a vision, and in that vision YHWH calls him to go and to speak.…