“Southern trees bear a strange fruit/ Blood on the leaves and blood at the root.” These chilling lyrics from Billie Holiday’s 1939..
Resurrection of the Lord Luke 24:1-12 In her book, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations, Toni Morrison ponders how..
Lent 6C Palm Sunday Luke 19:28-40 It may be Palm Sunday, but there’s no sign of leafy branches in Luke’s account of..
Psalm 126 Lent 5C “Each of us yearns to belong. Within each human body is this deep, raw, aching desire” writes author..
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Lent 4C Do you know where the “far country” is? I serve a city church. Almost every morning, I..
Luke 13:1-9 Lent 3C “In the spring of 1936, a writer planted roses.” Orwell’s Roses, Rebecca Solnit’s recently published book, is as..
Psalm 27 Lent 2C As I write this lectionary reflection, Russian troops are waiting on the border of Ukraine for Putin’s order..
Luke 4:1-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Lent 1C Many years ago, I was asked to facilitate a congregation’s fundraising effort. The church had a..
Luke 9:28-36 Transfiguration of the Lord “You can tell when someone is really listening to you,” writes Amanda Ripley in High Conflict:..
Luke 6:27-38 Epiphany 7C An initial read of Luke 6:27-38 can leave us more than a bit baffled. Jesus has just chosen..
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