Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31
Jazz vespers every week in San Diego
On Saturdays at First Presbyterian, the congregants know good jazz when they hear it. But the event is first of all a church service.
The divine in the human
In John's prologue, the Word speaks our language while also summoning to a new creation. The incarnate Word is the God of creative address.
There is a richness and depth to this week's text from John's Gospel, fertile ground for reflection. Below are some assorted thoughts the story of Thomas inspires in me.
Why is the Jesus on that crucifix so small?
The cross overshadows him, dwarfs him. This is what I think about in my Aquinas class.
To ask a question is to risk an answer. Sometimes we don’t like the answer we receive. In Thomas’s case, though, the real risk is in success.
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