Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7); Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; (Exodus 19:2-8a; Psalm 100;) Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)
Or the Evening Redness in the West
One Good Book deserves another
Why would Psalms and Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian pop into my head?
Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Are the people of 21st-century Israel the chosen ones of Genesis to whom Yahweh promised the land in eternal covenant? Walter Brueggemann gives a nuanced answer.
The wrenching dislocations of World War II were often pitilessly ignored by the world. What story will be told of our time, and of us?
Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Robert Gregg traces five scriptural stories as they were later understood by commentators—Jewish, Christian, and Muslim.
A closer look at Hagar
Hagar’s story has often been read as if it explains some inevitable animosity among the Abrahamic faiths. We should try reading it differently.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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