RCL: Turning Sorrow into Gladness

I don’t know about you, but it has been increasingly difficult to remain positive and hopeful amidst the political chaos that seems to have free reign over the U.S. (and other parts of the world for sure). People come and ask what it means to be Christian in the face of such chaos. The response… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Fishy Edition

Oh, Jonah. That poor prophet who achieved exactly the result he was called upon to do, and felt betrayed to the point of wanting to die because of it. Though, of course, we don’t get the whole story in today’s pericope. Today we just hear God’s call to Jonah (the second time, after all that… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: The “He Talks Enough to Be Hermes” Edition (Acts 13; 14)

The Narrative Lectionary commentary is here. From that page, you can also find the podcast (right-hand column) and the text references. This week’s passages can feel a little disjointed and, thus, slippery. Where is the gill of the text- the place where it breathes and where you can grab hold of it? (If I was… Read More