Revised Common Lectionary

The new cycle of the Common Lectionary, Year A, focuses on biblical passages that encounter followers of Jesus to resist the temptations of the surrounding empire, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith

This week's lectionary passages make the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant queasy – they're just too close to real life. And he emailed God about it. Read more


Steve Harper finds a world of wisdom for United Methodists in recent Lectionary readings on God choosing diversity. Read more

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Illustration Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

Instead of ignoring the more troubling aspects attributed to God, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant would prefer to deal with them directly to get a complete picture of the divine personality. Read more

Practicing Faith

It's About God and God's Glory

Revised Common Lectionary readings for May 18 help Geoffrey Kruse-Safford identify one of United Methodism's major flaws: We've forgotten that it's all about God, not about us. Read more

May 17, 2014 10:26 AM Geoffrey Kruse-Safford