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Good Friday

Commentaries and Lectionary Reflections (RC)

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Commentaries and Lectionary Reflections (RCL)(2017)

  • Preaching Notes

    by Dawn Chesser
  • Good Friday

    by Michael Hardin
  • Good Friday

    by Michael Hiller
  • Lectionary Podcast

    with Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis and Matt Skinner
  • Good Friday

    by D. Jay Koyle
  • Good Friday

    by Robert Linthicum
  • Good Friday

    by Andrew Prior
  • Hell Is Empty, All the Devils Are Here.

    by Nancy Rockwell
    It’s Holy Week, and I had the chance to hear a high school senior tell his own awesome story. Four years ago he said, when he had stumbled into school with his therapist’s number on speed dial and a dozen razor blades in his bag. He’d been cutting himself regularly for a while. He wasn’t eating well, nor was he sleeping well, except when he was so drunk he passed out, so drunk his parents took turns sitting by his bed, to call the ambulance if need be. He barely weighed a hundred pounds. And most days he was unsure whether he wanted to live or not. All this self-hatred arose from being statutorily raped by a middle school teacher. He credits a number of people with saving his life.
  • Hell Is Empty, All the Devils Are Here (Part 2)

    by Nancy Rockwell
    One of those who changed was a farmer in Georgia, whose generations-old farm had become industrialized through the pressures of the era, conforming in order to survive. But inside he was deeply troubled by the misery he saw in his animals – cows and chickens. So he changed. He changed the way his animals lived and what he feeds them. He changed the way he treats his soil and what he feeds it. He brought in more animals, sheep and goats, because he learned how the small ruminants and the large ones (cattle) protect each other from parasites that plague them. And he took down fences. He says his chickens could walk all the way to Atlanta if they wanted to.

Commentaries and Lectionary Reflections (RCL)(2016)

  • Core Stories

    by Jane Anne Ferguson
  • Good Friday

    by Kathy Galloway
  • Lectionary Podcast

    with Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis and Matt Skinner
  • Good Friday

    from Sacra Conversazione
    Donna Haraway considers the significance of the “suffering servant” passages from Isaiah and John’s staging of the trial of Jesus. She sees behind the carefully crafted juxtapositions and tangled meanings of such key words as “king” that everything is reversed. The one who presumably has the authority, Pilate, has none really. The one on trial is the one whose questioning calls into judgement the whole religious and political establishment.

Commentaries and Lectionary Reflections (RCL)(2015)

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Commentaries and Lectionary Reflections (RCL)(2011 to 2014)

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Commentaries and Lectionary Reflections (RCL)(Archives)

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