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Articles by Victor Raj

Proper 7 • Jeremiah 20:7–13 • June 22, 2014
June 10, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Victor Raj
Conflicting Messages
On this day the church in worship ponders God’s “unfailing love” (gradual) and “never-failing providence” (collect). The church prays to God to put away from her all hurtful things and provide for her all …

Easter 3 • Revelation 5:1–14 • April 14, 2013
April 2, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Victor Raj
Preliminary Considerations
For a serious study of our text there is no better place to turn than Professor Louis Brighton’s commentary Revelation.[1] Readers are encouraged to consult it. This text and the other appointed …

Lent 1 • Genesis 22:1–18 • February 26, 2012
February 9, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

by Victor Raj
A Test Case
Preliminary Considerations
Historically, the theme for the first Sunday in Lent is the “Temptation of the Lord.” The appointed Gospel lesson for the day, Mark 1:9–15, unlike the other Synoptic parallels, encapsulates …

Proper 6 • 2 Samuel 11:26–12:10, 13–14 • June 13, 2010
May 7, 2010 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

By Dr. Victor Raj
The Setting
During the season of Pentecost, the texts appointed for the third week underscore God the Holy Spirit’s specific activity of convicting us of our sin, calling us to repentance and faith, …