Narrative Lectionary: Word! (John 1:1-18)

“In the beginning,” John starts out, calling us back to creation and the vision of a new creation here.  In this new creation, the Word of God is alongside God, a partner is creation, until it takes on flesh.  Like the first creation story in Genesis 1, this creation has the feeling of praise-filled poetry. … Read More

Come and See (John 1:35-51)

John 1:35-51 Like in the synoptics, one of the earliest activities of Jesus in John’s gospel is the gathering of disciples.  I say “gathering” rather than “calling” because the action is decidedly different as John tells the story.  At least in the instance of the first two disciples, Andrew and Simon Peter,  Jesus doesn’t go… Read More