Category Archives: Lectionary Blogging

Lectionary Ranting – Genesis 29

As some of you know, I’ve been putting the lectionary passages from Genesis into a series for the past few weeks. I’ve been going pretty heavy on the angle of “Look, these are human beings, in a very different culture … Continue reading

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Lectionary Blogging – Genesis 22:1-14

Ah, the bane of the preacher’s existence: the testing of Abraham, or the binding of Isaac, or as it is sometimes called, God help us, the sacrifice of Isaac. Thankfully, the only sacrifice here ends up being a wayward ram, … Continue reading

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Pre-Preaching Blog – Proper 6

I’ve only been here six weeks and already fell out of the weekly sermon-preparatory blogging routine for two of the weeks, so that’s not going so well. I’ve been off lectionary and not quite ready to commit to a text … Continue reading

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Easter 7A

This week’s lectionary readingsĀ have me thinking about legacy. What have others left in us? What will we leave with those who follow? Sometimes I’m amazed by the brevity of Jesus’ earthly ministry. What can one really accomplish in three years? … Continue reading

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Easter 6A

It’s that time again, and this week I’m torn between two lectionary paths. The first idea that came to me isĀ to preach intra-biblically using Acts 17:22-31 and John 14:15-21. Both texts seem to me to be about questions of who … Continue reading

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Lectionary Blogging – Easter 5A

On Sunday I began my call as the pastor of the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. In moving from an associate position to that of a solo pastor, I have shifted the focus of my work pretty significantly; … Continue reading

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