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Nobody Expects the Christ: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 16 October 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 16 October 2011 (18th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A) Exodus 33:12-23 and Psalm 99  • Isaiah 45:1-7 and Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)  • 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10  • Matthew 22:15-22   To say that the Old Testament mainly concerns Israel is not controversial.  Nor is it false.  But to say “Israel” is not nearly as simple as might first appear.  After all,…

Kings and Prophets: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 4 July 2010

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 4 July 2010 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C) 2 Kings 5:1-14 and Psalm 30 • Isaiah 66:10-14 and Psalm 66:1-9 • Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 • Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Having the squirrelly tendencies I have, I wonder how American preachers who preach the lectionary will handle this particular text on…