The glimpse of this final vision of healing has healed us before, it heals us here and now, and it will heal us again.
Epistle: Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27 (Easter 6: Series C)
What you are doing for your hearers is sparking their imagination to live in, to dwell in, the images you are conjuring in their mind’s eye.
Epistle: Revelation 7:9-17 (Epistle 4: Series C)
We gather and join in this great multitude because the Lamb is at its center, and the Lamb’s Kingdom ushers in the peaceable eternity of life resurrected.
Epistle: Revelation 5:(1-7) 8-14 (Easter 3: Series C)
John the Revelator sees us in his vision just as much as he sees fantastical creatures and myriads of angels, all of us giving praise to the Lamb who alone is worthy.
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 (Lent 3: Series C)
The promise is rooted in the fact that the only way we can endure any ounce of suffering in this life is because Jesus Christ is tending the soil of our lives.
Epistle: Romans 10:8b-13 (Lent 1: Series C)
Nearly two thousand years after Paul scribbled out these lines, the only reason “we” are here, reading Paul’s magnum opus together, is that we are inheritors of the promise Paul sees in the paradox.
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a (Epiphany 3: Series C)
The gift is God’s and not ours, and the fact that any of us have any role to play at all in the Body of Christ is an amazing grace.
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 (Epiphany 2: Series C)
The most counter-cultural action any Christian church could take right now would be to foster healthy and constructive conversations among its members and neighbors across their variety of opinions and perspectives.
Epistle: Romans 6:1-11 (The Baptism of Our Lord: Series C)
Paul is thinking of the cross and empty tomb, but the liturgical calendar places us at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, not the end: Jesus standing waist deep in the Jordan River.
Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-14 (Christmas 2: Series C)
As we continue to celebrate the mystery of the incarnation, this is a perfect moment to meditate on how the work of God “in Christ" unfolds in every moment of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.