Tag: providence

You Meant Evil: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 11 September 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 11 September 2011 (13th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A) Exodus 14:19-31 and Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21  • Genesis 50:15-21 and Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13  • Romans 14:1-12  • Matthew 18:21-35 Most lectionaries of which I’m aware follow the Christian liturgical year rather than the calendar set by American nationalism and multinational consumerism,…

No Better than My Ancestors: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 20 June 2010

Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Revised Common Lectionary Page for 20 June 2010 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C) 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a and Psalm 42 and 43 • Isaiah 65:1-9 and Psalm 22:19-28 • Galatians 3:23-29 • Luke 8:26-39 One could certainly blame Paul for modern Christians’ romanticized take on Abraham.  For that matter, Paul…