Continue reading “Introduction”
Watch for themes of confession, fasting and other acts of penitence. In both Joel and Isaiah, a “trumpet” could be sounded, either a modern trumpet or a ram’s horn/shofar.
Continue reading “Ash Wednesday”
Covenants begin after disasters, Enemies and suffering abound in this week’s passages. Jesus emerges from the wilderness and proclaims the kingdom come!
Continue reading “First Sunday in Lent”
Our biblical heroes faced many challenges and many were slow to realize or learn the challenges they would face, or even the challenges that Christ faced.
Continue reading “Second Sunday in Lent”
This week’s liturgy is as much about grounding our perspective as it is biblical text. From origins of creation through the Ten Commandments to the Temple in Jesus’ time.
Continue reading “Third Sunday in Lent”
Are we saved because God rescued us from Egypt, because we understand the concepts of grace, or because of grace alone?
Continue reading “Fourth Sunday in Lent”
The word of God arrives as loud as thunder or as quiet as light and has been written in both stone and on our hearts.
Continue reading “Fifth Sunday in Lent”
The passion, or suffering, of the Lord calls forth a song of the people known as “lament.” In a day that begins with seeming triumph, events take a dramatic turn toward danger.
Continue reading “Palm & Passion Sunday”