Revised Common Lectionary: Blood and Life and Equity

This week’s Revised Common Lectionary Gospel reading should carry a trigger alert for feminine health concerns. And also – what a blessing that a health issue particular to people with uteruses is addressed in Scripture! Moreover, Jesus does not follow the traditional teaching of his religion claiming that the woman who asks for healing is… Read More

RCL: Seeds

One of the most amazing experiences of my life was to sit in the Garden of Gethsemane with trees that were over 2,000 years old. It was mind boggling to think that some to these trees were the very same trees that Jesus sat by to pray and the disciples sat near to sleep. I… Read More

RCL: Come, Holy Spirit!

Pentecost! The culmination of the Christian season of Easter, originally a Jewish festival, which is why the Jewish followers of Jesus were gathered together for this religious observance. Still recovering from their grief at the crucifixion, joy at the resurrection, and confusion at Jesus’ brief stay with them prior to the Ascension. Pentecost! That day… Read More

RCL: Baptisms and Miracles

To modern day readers, this encounter with the Eunuch may be one of the wackiest texts we encounter. All the reasons that stick out to us as being weird or miraculous were fairly typical of ministry of the day. Philip is awoken by an angel and told to hit the road and travel on a… Read More