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Lectionary at Lunch LIVE
November 25, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment
Lectionary at Lunch LIVE

Starting Tuesday, December 2, Lectionary at Lunch will also be available as a free, real-time video chat at www.csl.edu/live.

Advent 2 • 2 Peter 3:8–14 • December 7, 2014
November 25, 2014 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By Jeff Thormodson
The seven verses just preceding our text describe a cultural milieu that seriously doubts the existence of God or a literal judgment day. This first century attitude fits the current context where “[many] see no …

Advent 1 • 1 Corinthians 1:3–9 • November 30, 2014
November 18, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David A. Johnson
The church journeys into Advent, anticipating renewal in the vital proclamation of Jesus’s incarnation—embodied grace in the embryo of a woman’s womb. The church becomes that vessel of incarnate grace where we are saturated in …

Proper 20 • Ezekiel 34:11–16; 20–24 • November 23, 2014
November 11, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Timothy Dost
God Protects and Heals His Flock
When faced with the fall of Jerusalem, Ezekiel describes the judgment on those shepherds responsible and the reasons for the fall. In our passage he declares that God will provide …

Proper 28 • Zephaniah 1:7–16 • November 16, 2014
November 4, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Andrew Bartelt
With the end of the church year near and coming quickly, Zephaniah deepens the darkness of the “great and terrible day of Yahweh.” The pericope includes the famous Dies Irae passage of the ancient hymn …

Proper 27 • Amos 5:18–24 • November 9, 2014
October 28, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Rick Marrs
The words of the first writing prophet, Amos, come to us only five times in the three-year lectionary, and only once during the Series A year in this pericope. It is paired with important New Testament …

All Saints’ Day • Revelation 7:9–17 • November 2, 2014
October 21, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Erik Herrmann
The celebration of saints has a checkered history in the church: raucous festivals around martyrs’ graves, prayers to saints to escape various kinds of sufferings, fantastical stories of their lives, and even trust in their merits. …

Reformation Day • Revelation 14:6–7 • October 26, 2014
October 14, 2014 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By Bruce Hartung
Like the beginning of a great meal, Revelation 14:6–7 goes well with the psalm for this Sunday (Psalm 46) for the celebration of the Reformation. They are excellent companions because both express unshaking vision to …

Proper 24 • Isaiah 45:1–7 • October 19, 2014
October 7, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By William Carr
I struggle with the notion that some part of Isaiah, mainly Isaiah 40 and following, is “addressed to the sixth century,” an idea that conservative commentators also endorse. I know Isaiah is directed to “bind up …

Proper 23 • Isaiah 25:6–9 • October 12, 2014
September 30, 2014 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Today’s OT text is found in the section of Isaiah known as “the Isaiah Apocalypse” (Is 24–27). This “apocalypse” follows upon the oracles against the nations (Is 13–23) and offers a vision of Yahweh’s plans …