Tag: Jonah

Fishing like Jonah: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 22 January 2012

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 22 January 2012 (Third Sunday of Epiphany, Year B) Jonah 3:1-5, 10  • Psalm 62:5-12  • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31  • Mark 1:14-20 The way I read the Bible has changed over time and with exposure to great teachers.  I can remember well the moment when, as a young college student, I first entertained the possibility that…

Prophets and Punchlines: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 18 September 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 18 September 2011 (14th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A) Exodus 16:2-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45  • Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Psalm 145:1-8  • Philippians 1:21-30  • Matthew 20:1-16 I love teaching Jonah to adults, mainly because a Sunday school room full of adults usually assumes that, because their kids (or their friends’ kids) have…