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 manna in the wilderness had lessons about true heavenly bread for many later generations.

Those who become hungry in their search for God also find food in surprising ways.

The prophet announces that the Lord will shepherd Israel, and a Messiah will bring the unity and the healing.

Prophets bearing words of judgment are banished, or worse, by the worldly powers that be.

A prophet sent to the home folks may meet rejection, but God wants it known that a prophet was among them.

Human life was not created for death but for the praise and service of the Lord everlasting.

Human appeals are dwarfed by the floods of chaos, ruled only by the Lord’s word of order or peace.

In diverse and surprising ways, God’s plantings grow and produce new life.

Human bondage by evil powers – background to the great good news.

"God as the Holy One invades human life, shattering earthly powers but transforming those who respond."

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