Tag: Magnificat

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 116: The Magnificat

Download or stream this episode Knowing A big thanks and a warm welcome to  our guest, D.L. Mayfield! Panel intros What is the Magnificat? Our past experiences with the text Reading Diving deeper into the text itself: significant language; reaching back to the OT; connections to Jesus’ ministry Some relevant paragraphs from the Catechism of…

How God Remembers: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 20 December 2015

Micah 5:2-5a  • Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 80:1-7  • Hebrews 10:5-10  • Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) One of my favorite bits of wisdom for reading the Bible comes from Robert Alter’s book The Art of Biblical Narrative: What we need to understand better is that the religious vision of the Bible is given depth and subtlety precisely by being…

Singing Faith: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 18 December 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 18 December 2011 (Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16  • Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26   • Romans 16:25-27   • Luke 1:26-38 Once again, I’ll be preaching this text on December 18, so I’ve already given it some thought.  The way our congregation does the Advent candles, love is the culminating candle, the fourth…

Mary's Psalm: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 12 December 2010

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 12 December 2010 (Third Sunday of Advent, Year A) Isaiah 35:1-10 • Psalm 146:5-10 or Luke 1:46b-55 • James 5:7-10 • Matthew 11:2-11 Because I came to the text of Luke’s nativity relatively late in the game (that is to say, after I had taken a few months of freshman…