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Lectionary@Lunch Live – Mark 7:24-37
August 26, 2015 – 9:09 am | One Comment

In a special excerpt from his online D.Min. course on Mark, Prof. Jim Voelz discusses the Gospel pericope for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18), in the context of the Year B lectionary.

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Proper 24 • Hebrews 4:1–13 (14-16) • October 18, 2015
October 6, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Joel P. Okamoto
Notes on the pericope
The pericope urges Christians to believe God’s promise of eternal rest and to hold on to it by faithfulness.
The pericope is part of a passage that exhorts Christians …

Finding Christmas in an incomplete sentence
December 22, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

The current liturgical church year is a year to read the Gospel of Mark. But what are we to do at Christmastime with the only gospel that says nothing about the nativity?

A “Church” that Never Saw “Christmas”
December 20, 2011 – 9:40 am | 26 Comments
A “Church” that Never Saw “Christmas”

Ancient ruins and our not-so-ancient “Christmas”

In memoriam: Vaclav Havel
December 19, 2011 – 2:45 am | No Comment

A second prolific writer and public intellectual has died in the space of a few days. But their lives couldn’t have been more different.

Losing Face[book]
December 15, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 6 Comments
Losing Face[book]

Why I abandoned the third largest “country” in the world.

The Calling – A Growing Interest in Vocation
December 13, 2011 – 8:13 am | No Comment
The Calling – A Growing Interest in Vocation

I’ve been watching a documentary on PBS called The Calling. It follows “seven young religious students — Muslim, Catholic, Evangelical Christian, and Jewish — who are on a dramatic journey as they train to become …

Performance of the Lectionary in Worship
December 13, 2011 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Performance of the Lectionary in Worship

Being Engaged by the Word

New Book on the History and Theology of the Formula of Concord
December 12, 2011 – 8:22 am | One Comment

And soon, another on the Creeds and the other Lutheran Confessions

Peter Rollins’ “Insurrection”
December 8, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Peter Rollins’ “Insurrection”

The latest book from a prominent figure in the “Emergent Church Movement”

They Changed My Bible Again . . and Again . . . and Again
December 5, 2011 – 10:27 am | 15 Comments
They Changed My Bible Again . .  and Again . . . and Again

Why I Stopped Worrying About Finding the Perfect Bible Translation: Another Set of Revisions to the English Standard Version

The 4.74 degrees of separation between you and me
November 30, 2011 – 4:00 pm | 3 Comments

So, apparently, the six degrees that used to separate you and me has shrunk. The number of people separating anyone from anyone else in the world is now 4.74.