Biblical Words

Biblical Words—Lectionary Studies

Jay Wilcoxen spent twenty years teaching Bible at the University of Chicago, before becoming involved in hospital management and finances. In the tradition of the Apostle Matthew, Jay combined accounting and scripture interpreting in his years at Protestants for the Common Good, and in retirement he stills cheers for the causes at Community Renewal Society. Jay's mission is to listen for a Christian Progressive message in the plain and direct sense of the Lectionary readings.

The Spirit of Pentecost transcends the diversity of languages, and is carried by disciples into an unknowing world.

Jesus’ Departure is a separation from but not an abandonment of the world.

The Holy Spirit leads to new missions and new insights, offering joy to peoples and nations, however embattled by evil they may be.

The peoples of the nations, all of heaven and earth, are included in the new command to love one another.

The Good Shepherd, glorified in power, brings new life to God’s people who are in his care.

The Risen Lord calls and directs servants in the world – while a heavenly court praises the worthy Lamb.

Easter creates Alleluias, a heavenly drama, and a new Presence empowering mission and forgiveness.

Ecstatic news of God’s new work leads to a vacant tomb – and retelling the gospel story.

… crucified under Pontius Pilate… “Certainly this man was innocent.”

The ancient royal city is visited by a Prince of Peace it will not accept.

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