Tag: Transfiguration

The Face of the Other: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 7 February 2016

Exodus 34:29-35  • Psalm 99  • 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2  • Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a) Now that I preach only occasionally, usually when our preacher at Bogart Christian Church is out of town, I realize that one of the genuinely good things about composing and revising and delivering a sermon every week is the occasion–indeed the need–to exercise the full range of one’s…

Metamorphosis: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 2 March 2014

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 2 March 2014 (Transfiguration Sunday, Year A) Exodus 24:12-18  • Psalm 2 or Psalm 99  • 2 Peter 1:16-21  • Matthew 17:1-9 Obviously we should celebrate the Resurrection every year with a Sunday service dedicated to that story, and the Nativity also makes a good deal of sense.  Heck, even Palm Sunday as an annual reading has some…

The Body and the Glory: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 14 February 2010

Revised Common Lectionary readings for 14 February 2010 (Epiphany, Year C) Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Luke 9:28-36 The Transfiguration is one of those stories that I’d like for Paul to have known about, and if one were to ask me why, I’d point to this little bit in 2 Corinthians as it…