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.

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

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

From oppression to hope – exiles to home, the hungry to harvests, the Law to faith, a rich consecration for death.

From Old Ways to New Ways: Promised Land, Reconciliation to God, a Prodigal Hitting Bottom.

People who are thirsty and hungry seek the nourishment of God’s word – a word about repentance, returning to their covenant.

God’s covenant sets believing servants on journeys – toward a promised land, or the city of the Passion.

Folks who trust in the Lord and confess God’s saving deeds are delivered from temptation by God’s Holy Word.

In a world darkened by sin, prayers of confession and pleas for forgiveness are the acceptable sacrifices to God.

God’s Glory – awesome and elusive, but marking out special Servants.

God calls prophets to deliver news both bad and good, but even good news can be a threat to privileged home folks.

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