Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 4:5-12 5 The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, 6 with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for April 15, 2018 Third Sunday of Easter   THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 3:12-19 12 When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for April 8, 2018 Second Sunday of Easter   The Readings First Reading: Acts 4:32-35 32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 10:34-43 Alternate Isaiah 25:6-9 34 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is […]

St. Mary Magdalene

“Which saint would you most hope to have walk with you during Lent?”  I loved the question, and Mary Magdalene is the saint I knew at once that I would choose. In the early 1600’s, Launcelot Andrewes, mystic, theologian, bishop, and preacher to the Court of King James, preached three consecutive sermons on the Gospel […]